After breast cancer treatment and removal of a melanoma, Patty never imagined she would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Turns out she has the BRCA1 gene. Here’s her story.
In one of thousands of court cases around the United States involving talcum powder and cancer risk, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $4.69 billion to 22 plaintiffs who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
Learn about a real-life experience with the gene mutation as well as your risk of cancer; cancer types if you have the mutation; and insurance coverage for any preventative treatment.
You thought finding out you had the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation was tough – but now you have to tell your family members they might be at risk for it, too. Experts give advice on what to tell them when.
Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.
Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.
Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
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New research to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April suggests that women with chronic chlamydia infections are twice as likely as women without the sexually transmitted infection to develop ovarian cancer. Res...
Researchers at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York have found a genetic mutation for ovarian cancer that can be passed from father to daughter. This genetic factor is also associated with an higher risk for prostate canc...