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Women with a high risk of ovarian cancer, such as those with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers, may consider periodic CA 125 testing.
Although the BRCA gene test can detect the majority of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, you could have a gene mutation that the test wasn't able to detect.
Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a higher incidence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
If you have a strong family history of ovarian cancer or you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, your doctor may recommend a CA 125 test as one way to screen for ovarian cancer.
For example, the majority of people who develop breast cancer don't have a breast cancer gene ( BRCA1 or BRCA2 ).
The most well-known gene mutations are referred to as BRCA1 and BRCA2.
health care provider may recommend a breast MRI if: You've been diagnosed with breast cancer and your provider wants to determine the extent of the cancer You have a suspected leak or rupture of a breast implant You're at high risk of breast cancer, ...
The genes that increase the risk of ovarian cancer include BRCA1 and BRCA2 .
Risk factors Factors that may increase your risk of DCIS include: Increasing age Personal history of benign breast disease, such as atypical hyperplasia Family history of breast cancer Never having been pregnant Having your first baby after age 30 Ha...
Also, if you have a family history of genes that increase the risk of breast cancer (BRCA1 or BRCA2) or a very strong family history of breast cancer, your risk of prostate cancer may be higher.