Expert Video - What is biomarker testing and genetic testing in ovarian cancer? Why are they important?

Certain proteins and other substances are known as biomarkers because they signal the presence of cancer and reveal its type. Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Scott Richard explains how doctors test for biomarkers and genetic mutations that can signal ovarian cancer or raise the risk of developing it. Biomarker testing can reveal different types of ovarian cancer, and this can lead to more effective treatment choices. Genetic testing, including the well-known tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2, can help you understand your risk, take steps to reduce it, or help family members with the mutations reduce their risk.

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