If you are having risk factors for gynecological cancers or Ovarian cancer or you have Family history, consult Dr Rabi Satpathy, Gynecological cancer surgeon with gynecologic cancers at Ashu Skin Care. A mutation in one of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer genes and, therefore, a significantly higher risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer than someone who does not carry the mutation. However, not everyone with a positive result goes on to develop cancer. Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that has a high risk of endometrial and colon cancer, as well as other cancers including ovarian cancer.
Other risk factors for ovarian cancer include:
History of endometriosis
Early menarche and late menopause (longer ovulation)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)