Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Ovarian Cancer Risk
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 8:25pm

Four variations in a woman's genetic code could put her at a higher risk for ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.

Screening for these particular variations – which occur in about 20 percent of all women – could be vital for prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer, said study researcher Ellen Goode, an epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic and part of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium.

"Eventually, a woman can go to the clinic and, if she has family history, might be given a series of tests to look at changes" to determine if she's at a higher risk for ovarian cancer, Goode told MyHealthNewsDaily.

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