If you inherit a harmful BRCA1 variant, there's a 39-44% chance you'll develop ovarian cancer by age 70-80.
In 2023, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 19,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the United States.
Of those 19,000+ women, an estimated 2,850 have a BRCA mutation.
Family history is important, but it's not always an indicator of a BRCA mutation. A study showed that 47% of women with BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer have no family history of relevant cancers.
If you have ovarian cancer and test positive for a BRCA mutation, your treatment options could completely change. Here’s what you need to know:
Targeted therapy is advancing through new developments in science. You’ll want to know your BRCA status to see if you are eligible for these treatments.
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If you’re interested in getting BRCA tested, talk to your doctor. Use information in the BRCA Guide to help start the conversation.