- Q Is ovarian cancer genetic?
Dr. Lauren Streicher, Obstetrics & GynecologyWhile 10-15% of ovarian cancers are genetic, most women that develop ovarian cancer have no family history and no risk factors. Full Answer
- Q Does the risk of ovarian cancer increase after menopause?
The risk of ovarian cancer increases with age, occurring mostly in women older than 50. At that point in life, many women are in menopause, but menopause itself does not increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Full Answer
- Q What are the risks of ovarian cancer in women after menopause?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineAccurately predicting who will get cancer is a risky business. Without a crystal ball, risk factors are all we have. If you are older, have never been pregnant, have a family history of ovarian cancer, or a gene mutation (BRCA), you are at higher... Full Answer