Every woman with ovarian cancer meets national guidelines for genetic evaluation. Genetic information can affect treatment and improve outcomes for women with ovarian cancer and their relatives. Explore the links below to learn about new targeted treatments, find a genetics expert, and sign up for personalized support.
1 in 5 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer has an inherited genetic change that caused their cancer, however only 30% have undergone testing. Experts recommend that all women who have ovarian cancer learn about genetic testing. Most insurance companies now cover the costs of these simple tests, making it easier for women to know more.
Knowing more allows you to be aware of new treatment options and choose what is best for you. As a result, you and your family will have the power to make better-informed decisions. This is important as improved knowledge can lead to improved outcomes.
Knowing more can affect your medical decisions during and after treatment as well as provide valuable health information to your relatives, enabling them to better protect themselves from cancer.