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Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Questions for the Doctor

If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, use this list of questions to ask your doctor about genetic testing.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talk with a Doctor if Breast or Ovarian Cancer Runs in Your Family

If family members have had breast or ovarian cancer, you can take steps to reduce your risk. Genetic counseling and testing can help you make the best decisions about your health.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Ovarian Cancer

This fact sheet is your guide to frequently asked questions about ovarian cancer, including questions related to prevention, risk and hereditary factors impacting the disease.

Review Date: April 07, 2011

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

This fact sheet describes the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and related link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Learn what to do if a person tests positive for one of these alterations, and the consequences of genetic testing.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cancer Treatment Decision Tools

Make an informed decision about your cancer treatment. Use this tool for a detailed analysis of your specific condition, statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Cancer Society

Find a Gynecologic Oncologist

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, such as cervical, endometrial, uterine or ovarian cancer, use this search tool to locate a gynecologic oncologist in your area.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Find a Local Chapter: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)

NOCC volunteers network with patients, family members, and caregivers to provide support and encouragement about ovarian cancer.

Review Date: September 08, 2011

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Force Community Support Groups

Find a state listing of FORCE outreach networks that offer peer support and resources to people affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Review Date: April 20, 2011

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Ovarian Cancer - (PDF)

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. If you experience what is not normal for you, see a doctor right away.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent ovarian cancer. Risk factors include hormone replacement therapy, obesity and use of fertility drugs. Protective factors include a history of oral contraceptive use, pregnancy and breast feeding.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Ovarian Cancer Quiz

Take a few minutes to test your Ovarian Cancer knowledge with our 10-question quiz.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Ovarian Cancer: Newly Diagnosed Patient Kit

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) offers this free kit to help support you and your family throughout the course of your disease.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

What You Need To Know About™ Ovarian Cancer

This booklet provides important information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer. You will also find lists of questions to ask your doctor.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

What You Need To Know About™ Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors

Women with certain risk factors may be more likely than others to develop ovarian cancer. These include age (over 55), personal health history of cancer and/or menopausal hormone therapy, family history of cancer, and more.

Review Date: February 05, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Ovarian Cancer

To estimate your risk of ovarian cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle

Review Date: October 31, 2014

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