OVARIAN CANCER IS THE MOST DEADLY GYNECOLOGIC CANCER AND VERY DIFFICULT TO DETECT WITH JUST REGULAR EXAMS.
This year in the United States, more than 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and approximately 14,000 women will die of the disease. About one in 75 women will get a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in her lifetime, with the average age of onset at 63. However, the risk is much higher for women who have an inherited predisposition to this disease. Approximately 24% of ovarian cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation that, depending on the gene involved, predisposes these women to have as high as 63% chance of developing ovarian cancer during their lifetime (compared to the average woman's risk of 1.4%).
It is extremely important to do a risk assessment.
Are you at risk?
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