Ovarian, Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Epithelial Cancer

  • Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer.  While most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed at a late stage, recent studies have shown that with optimal front line therapy, survival rates of patients with advanced disease are improving.
  • While only a small percentage of breast and ovarian cancer diagnoses are associated with inherited mutations in cancer susceptibility genes, it is important for health care practitioners to be able to identify individuals suggestive of hereditary cancer risk, as these individuals are at increased risk for multiple primary cancers as well as early age onset.

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