Breastfeeding may lower risk of ovarian cancer in women with BRCA mutations
Full article: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0090-8258(20)33947-0
Data from a large-scale study suggests that breastfeeding may protect against ovarian cancer in women with inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2. (1/28/21)
Este artículo está disponible en español.
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- My family has a history of ovarian and breast cancers. Should I consider genetic testing for an inherited mutation?
- I have an inherited BRCA mutation. What are my options for managing my cancer risk?
- I have a BRCA mutation and I’m considering surgery. What is the best timing?
- I have a BRCA mutation and would like to have children. What issues should I consider in my family planning?
- I have a BRCA mutation and I am pregnant. How and when should I be screened for breast cancer?
- I have a BRCA mutation and I am nursing. How should I be screened for breast cancer?
- Should I consider oral contraceptives? If so, for how long?
Open Clinical Trials
The following are studies looking at ovarian cancer screening or prevention.
Additional clinical trials for ovarian cancer screening and prevention may be found here.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.