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.

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