Inherited mutations linked to , ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer
Inherited mutations in the following genes have been linked to ovarian cancer:
* More research is needed to confirm a link between ovarian cancer and an inherited mutation in this gene.
** Most ovarian tumors in people with this mutation are benign.
FORCE offers many peer support programs for people with inherited mutations.
- Our Message Boards allow people to connect with others who share their situation. Once registered, you can post on the Diagnosed With Cancer board to connect with other people who have been diagnosed.
- Our Peer Navigation Program will match you with a volunteer who shares your mutation and situation.
- Our moderated, private Facebook group allows you to connect with other community members 24/7.
- Check out our virtual and in-person support meeting calendar.
- Join one of our Zoom community group meetings:
- Meetings in American Sign Language
- Meetings in Spanish
- People of Color
- Young Previvors
- Young Survivors
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has guidelines on who should undergo genetic counseling and testing. The NCCN recommends genetic counseling and testing for anyone diagnosed at any age with epithelial ovarian, or primary peritoneal cancer.