Genetic Predisposition For Ovarian Cancer

Genetic Predisposition For Ovarian Cancer

An estimated 15 percent of ovarian cancer diagnoses are linked to genetic predisposition, or hereditary factors passed down through family genes. The vast majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers are caused by mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In the general population, these mutations occur in one out of 500 people. With an…

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