For Ovarian Cancer Patients
BRACAnalysis® may identify the risk of ovarian cancer for the rest of your family.
If you have ovarian cancer, BRACAnalysis testing gives you the power to let your family members know if they are at risk, so that they can take steps to reduce the chances of developing ovarian, breast or other related cancers.
Why Should You Consider BRACAnalysis Testing?
- 1 IN 7 ovarian cancers are hereditary and due to a BRCA gene change (mutation).§
- Physician guidelines† recommend that ANY PERSON with a personal or family history of ovarian cancer be tested for BRCA gene changes.
- One study reported that NEARLY 90% of ovarian cancer patients would want to have BRCA gene testing to let their family members know if there is an inherited gene change responsible for their cancer.#
What Are The Benefits Of BRACAnalysis Testing?
To Your Family
- Empowers your family members with knowledge that they may be at risk for ovarian, breast and related cancers.
- May help family members reduce their risk of future cancers.
- Assists family members’ healthcare professionals in making informed decisions about their care.
- May help you and your doctor to minimize your risk for future diagnosis of hereditary breast cancer.
- Assists your healthcare professional in determining if you qualify for clinical trials.
§ An estimated 2% of ovarian cancers are due to Lynch syndrome. Lynch syndrome is caused by a gene mutation in one of several genes known as mismatch repair genes. Other cancers associated with Lynch syndrome, in addition to ovarian cancer, include colon, endometrial, stomach, urinary tract, small bowel, billary tract, brain, sebaceous adenomas and carcinomas, and pancreas. If you have a family history of any of the above cancers, please speak with your healthcare professional for further information.
† National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
# Lacour RA, et al. Gyn and Onc. 2008;111:132-136.
Is Testing Right for You?
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome:
People with HBOC have up to 25 times the risk of breast cancer by age 50 and more than 22 times the risk of ovarian cancer by age 70. Learn the HBOC Basics.
"Genetic testing helped me...do everything in my power to fight the high risk of cancer that runs in my family."