Ovarian Cancer

doctor holds hand of a cancer patient

Numbers of inherited mutated genes that can increase the likelihood of breast cancer have been identified. The most well-known are breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene 2 (BRCA2), both of which significantly increase the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer.

The initial symptoms are easily overlooked and the 5-year survival rate for late spread is only 20%.