#2 Women are at a greater risk for ovarian cancer if they :
- Have a family history of cancer ( BRCA1and BRCA2 gene mutations,Lynch syndrome, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)
- A personal history of cancer (breast,uterus,colon,rectum)
- Age over 55,
- Never pregnant,
- Menopausal hormonal treatment ( taking estrogen for more than 10 years)
- Use of fertility drugs
- Use of talc
- Obesity during the teen years
Just because you have a risk for ovarian cancer does not mean that you will develop the disease. And women develop the disease without having these risk factors.
Source : NCI http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/ovary/page4
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