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BRIP1: Cancer Risk
Read about different genes that are linked to hereditary cancer, their associated risks and guidelines for screening, preventing and treating cancers in people with inherited mutations in these genes.

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Cancer Risk Associated with Inherited Mutations

If you have tested positive for a mutation, we recommend you speak with a genetics expert who can look at your personal and family history of cancer and can help you decide on a plan for managing your cancer risk. 

, ovarian and primary peritoneal cancer risks

People with a mutation have a 5-15% lifetime risk of , ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer. These three cancers are related and are often referred to together as ovarian cancer.

Other cancer risks for people with a mutation

There is not yet enough research to conclude that a mutation is associated with an increased risk of other adult-onset cancers. Research on the risk for cancer in people with mutations is ongoing. 

It is important to note that cancer risks are estimates over the course of a person's lifetime. Your lifetime risk and risk over the next five years will vary depending on:

  • current age
  • sex assigned at birth
  • specific mutation
  • personal and family health history
  • diet, exercise, lifestyle and other factors

Risk Graph

Graph of lifetime risk for women with a BRIP1 mutation

Last updated June 21, 2024