We are now halfway into September and that means that fall is upon us! It also means that we are educating our patients on cancer and how it may affect them. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that up to 10% of cancer patients have an inherited gene mutation?  Fortunately, knowing your cancer family history may help a physician to prevent cancer or detect it at an earlier stage. Women with certain genetic mutations have up to 63% lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer . By taking our quick quiz, you can find out whether you may be at risk for a hereditary cancer. It only takes 30 seconds and knowing your hereditary cancer risk could save your life! Your results will be confidentially sent to us at Women’s Clinic. If your results indicate that you may have an increased risk for certain cancers, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. During the appointment we will discuss your family history in more depth and discuss whether hereditary cancer testing is the right next step for you and your health. Click below to find out your risk.
 American Cancer Society Website. http://www.cancer.org. Updated March 2015.
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