#30DaysofTeal: Day 28

Family history also contributes to a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer. Women who have one first-degree relative with ovarian cancer but no known genetic mutation still have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.  The lifetime risk of a woman who has a first degree relative with ovarian cancer is five percent (the average woman’s lifetime risk is 1.4 percent).

Family history of any of the following cancers may indicate an increased risk:  Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Colon cancer, Pancreatic cancer and Uterine cancer.
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28 September

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