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Question from MaryMcN: Is there a link between having the BRCA1 or 2 gene and a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer as well?
Answers - Terri McHugh Absolutely. The risk for ovarian cancer with BRCA1 carriers can be as high as 54%. The risk for BRCA2 carriers can be as high as 27% during one’s lifetime.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference Breast Cancer Risk and Your Family featured Terri McHugh, D.O., and Carol Cherry, M.S.N., R.N., A.P.R.N., B.C. answering your questions about genetics and breast cancer, and how your family could be affected.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2008.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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