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BY Ronda Wendler

Women with BRCA1 mutations have a 39% risk of ovarian cancer compared to the general population’s risk of 1.3%, while women with BRCA2 mutations fare slightly better with a 17% risk, according to the National Cancer Institute. Breast cancer rates are similarly elevated.

“But here’s the good news,” says Denise Nebgen, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. “If you know that you carry...

Denise Nebgen, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine