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The fact sheet provides information on questions that people may have after a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, including how common it is, how it is treated and physical and emotional well being, as well as where to get reliable information.
This fact sheet provides information on the prevalence of ovarian cancer (each year more than 1200 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer); the blood test CA125 which is more reliable in post menopausal women; family history; symptoms and where to find reliable information.
This fact sheet provides information about assessing family history for breast and/or ovarian cancer. Breast cancer is a common disease with 1 in 9 women possibly developing breast cancer before the age of 85. Ovarian cancer is not as common and 1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. For most of these women, cancer will not occur until after menopause and usually for reasons unrelated to an inherited predisposition to breast cancer. A small number of women will have an inherited predisposition to breast and/or ovarian cancer. This is uncommon and is due to a change in a gene that normally protects against breast/ovarian cancer and will have been inherited from a parent.
Provides information for women assessed at high risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Discusses screening options and risk reducing treatments including lifestyle factors.
The booklet provides information for women who are considering genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer that runs in the family, and includes information about having a genetic test and help with decision making.
This resource has been developed to help women with secondary breast or ovarian cancer talk about how palliative care might help them to live as well as possible when cancer has spread.
This booklet provides information for anyone thinking about having genetic testing for a rare group of cancers called Lynch syndrome, and includes information about Lynch syndrome, genetic testing and an aid for decision making.
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