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Question 1: Advice

Sarah Bladgen

Before you carry on - it looks like you're not sure whether any members of your family on your mother's side had ovarian cancer before the age of 50 years.

To explore whether this puts you at risk of ovarian cancer we recommend that you speak to your family to find out if anyone on your mother's side had ovarian cancer before the age of 50 years (not counting siblings).

If they have had ovarian cancer this could mean that you have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer yourself.

This is because families can pass down mutations in the BRCA gene, which increases the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer.

If you are unable to find out more about your family and you are worried about ovarian cancer we recommend that you make an appointment to talk to your GP.

If you can find out more information, please use our tool again.

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