How your ovarian cancer diagnosis can help your relatives
Full article: https://www.healthline.com/health/ovarian-cancer/how-to-talk-to-loved-ones-about-ovarian-cancer-risk
This media article provides tips from experts and the CDC for talking to family members after a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. It highlights which family members may be at risk of developing ovarian cancer or passing on genes that increase risk. The article provides links to resources, talking points, alternative methods of communication and potential reactions. (Posted 7/28/22)
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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Where can I find reliable information that is understandable to lay people to share with my relatives about their increased risk of ovarian or other cancers?
- Would you be willing to participate in a group meeting—on the phone, via Zoom or in person with my family members to share information with them?
- Is there someone else—a nurse, physician assistant or some other person in your practice or that you know of—who might help facilitate a conversation with my family members?
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.