Chris Evert's ovarian cancer diagnosis highlights the importance of genetic counseling and testing
Full article: https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/33058250/tennis-star-chris-evert-diagnosed-stage-1c-ovarian-cancer
Tennis star Chris Evert shared her story about a change in her sister's genetic test results that led Ms. Evert to have genetic testing and her decision to have her ovaries removed to lower her cancer risk. Ovarian cancer was found at the time of Ms. Evert’s surgery, but fortunately, it was caught early. Her story highlights the importance of genetic counseling, testing and post-testing follow-up with experts. (Posted 2/8/22). Este artículo está disponible en español.
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- With my personal and family history, should I consider genetic testing?
- What are the risks and benefits of genetic testing?
- How do I find a genetic counselor?
- I have a VUS. Is there updated information about the classification of my VUS?
- With the VUS or mutation that I have, what prevention options should I consider?
- I have cancer and a known inherited mutation, what are my treatment options?
- I have a strong family history of cancer but have no identified inherited mutation, what are my preventive or treatment options?
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.
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