The Genetic Link
At least 10-15% of breast and ovarian cancers are directly related to the genes we inherit. This year alone, more than 25,000 women will be diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer due to mutations in one of several genes.
Learning more about the genetic links to breast and ovarian cancer empowers you to make better, more informed decisions about your health than women a generation ago could. Understanding your family health history helps you share more complete information with your health care provider. And understanding just a little about genes and cancer helps you understand the magnitude of your baseline lifetime risk.