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Other cancers have been linked to hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. Some cancers are associated with BRCA mutations; others are associated with other cancer syndromes. In many cases although the risks of these cancers is greater than a person without a mutation, it is not as high as the risk of breast or ovarian cancer. As more research is done on hereditary cancer syndromes, the research community learns more about risks for less common cancers than breast or ovarian cancer. A cancer genetics expert will know the most up-to-date risk information, look at your personal and family cancer history as well as your inherited mutation, and advise you of your options for risk management.