Expert Video - What does a positive genetic test result mean for those without ovarian cancer? What does a negative result mean?
Have you had genetic testing for mutations associated with ovarian cancer? Dr. Jayanthi Lea of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center explains why this testing is important if you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and what it can mean to have an inherited mutation without cancer. Learn how the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations affect lifetime ovarian cancer risk and if having a mutation means you will develop cancer. Ways to reduce risk include clinical trial participation and surgery. Family members can also learn about these options. Dr. Lea also discusses an inconclusive result, or variant of uncertain significance, and when to see a cancer specialist or genetic counselor.
This educational activity has been developed by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Alkermes plc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Inc., Eisai Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc., Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, GSK, ImmunoGen, Inc., Merck & Co, Inc., Novartis, Novocure Inc., Pfizer, Inc.
This website is part of the Animated Patient® series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.