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Does Breast or Ovarian Cancer Run in Your Family? | CDC Features

cancer  women  CDC  hereditary  breast  ovarian  genomics  genetics  breast cancer  ovarian cancer  CDC Features  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  family history  family health history  genetic counseling  hereditary risk  genetic testing  BRCA genes  Office of Public Health Genomics  OPHG 

If you have close relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, you may be at higher risk for developing these diseases. Does your family health history put you at higher risk? Would you benefit from cancer genetic counseling and testing?

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NCI

Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Screening (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

cancer  health  screening  ovarian  version  professional  disease screening  fallopian tube cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  primary peritoneal cavity cancer 

Ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer screening is not currently recommended as part of routine cancer screening. Get detailed information about the potential benefits and harms of screening tests used in these cancers in this summary for clinicians.

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Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

cancer  prevention  health  ovarian  version  professional  fallopian tube cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  primary peritoneal cavity cancer  cancer prevention 

Ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer prevention involves understanding risk and protective factors, and the evidence behind them. Get detailed information about specific risk and protective factors and prevention strategies for these cancer types in this clinician summary.

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Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)–Patient Version

cancer  prevention  ovarian  patient  version  fallopian tube cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  primary peritoneal cavity cancer  cancer prevention 

Ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer prevention includes reducing known risk factors and increasing protective factors. Some risk factors can be avoided, others cannot. Learn more about preventing these cancers in this expert-reviewed summary.

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Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

cancer  health  treatment  ovarian  version  professional  epithelial  fallopian tube cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  primary peritoneal cavity cancer 

Ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and PARP inhibitors. Get detailed information about these cancers, (newly diagnosed or recurrent) and how they are treated in this summary for clinicians.

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Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

cancer  health  breast  ovarian  version  professional  genetics  breast cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  endometrial cancer  cancer genetics 

Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers includes information on BRCA1 and BRCA2 variants (breast and ovarian cancer) and Lynch syndrome (endometrial cancer). Get more information about hereditary breast and gynecologic cancer syndromes in this clinician summary.

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Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

health  treatment  ovarian  cell  version  professional  tumors  germ  ovarian germ cell tumor 

Ovarian germ cell tumors treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Get detailed treatment information for newly diagnosed or recurrent germ cell tumors in this summary for clinicians.

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Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

health  treatment  ovarian  potential  version  professional  tumors  malignant  borderline ovarian surface epithelial-stromal tumor 

Ovarian low malignant potential tumors treatment includes surgery only for early stage and surgery with chemotherapy for advanced stage disease. Get detailed treatment information in this summary for clinicians.

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Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

cancer  treatment  ovarian  patient  version  epithelial  fallopian tube cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  primary peritoneal cavity cancer 

Treatment of ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers depend on the stage. Most patients have surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Learn about the different types of surgery, including hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and other ovarian cancer treatment options.

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Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

treatment  ovarian  cell  patient  version  tumors  germ  ovarian germ cell tumor 

Surgery is the most common treatment of ovarian germ cell tumor. Types of surgery include hysterectomy and removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). Treatment may also include chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Learn about treatment options for ovarian germ cell tumors.

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Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

treatment  ovarian  potential  patient  version  tumors  malignant  borderline ovarian surface epithelial-stromal tumor 

Treatment of ovarian low malignant potential tumors depends on tumor size and stage (whether it affects part of or the whole ovary, or has spread to other parts of the body) and the woman's plans for having children. Learn about types of surgery and other treatment options for ovarian low malignant potential tumors.

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Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Screening (PDQ®)–Patient Version

cancer  screening  ovarian  patient  version  disease screening  fallopian tube cancer  ovarian epithelial cancer  primary peritoneal cavity cancer 

Ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer screening has not been shown to reduce the chance of dying from these cancers. Not all screening tests are helpful, and many have risks. Learn more the potential benefits and harms of screening in this expert-reviewed summary.

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Tumor Markers

risk  testing  screening  ovarian  diagnosis  laboratory  chance  tumor  prostate  staging  markers  targeted  PSA  detection  follow-up  marker  5.18  CA 125  Prostate-Specific  American Society of Clinical Oncology 

A fact sheet that defines tumor markers and describes how they can be used to aid diagnosis and treatment.

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Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

cancer  risk  birth  breast  ovarian  cervical  oral  endometrial  liver  contraceptives  OC's  3.13  pill 

A fact sheet about research on the association of oral contraceptive use (birth control pills) with risk of various cancers.

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Reproductive History and Cancer Risk

cancer  pregnancy  risk  history  birth  breast  ovarian  breastfeeding  endometrial  reproductive  DES  fertility  diethylstillbestrol  3.77  abortion  breast-feeding  miscarriage  preeclampsia  reproduction  IVF 

A fact sheet that describes what is known about the relationship between pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, fertility treatment and the risk of cancer.

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