ovarian cancer

New Gene in Ovarian Cancer

New Gene Shows Non BRCA Patients Could Have Inherited Ovarian Cancer From Their Paternal Grandmothers

This news is of great interest to me and I have been meaning to for some time…

Discovery of a new gene suggests that ovarian cancer that is not caused by a BRCA mutation may be passed on by father’s and paternal grandmothers. As a result this means that those affected are at greater risk if their paternal grandmother and sister(s) has/had ovarian cancer.

This is interesting to me because I do NOT have the BRCA gene mutation, however my paternal grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer and my cancer ‘behaves’ as if it is genetic – aggressive and responsive to treatment.

I wonder then how many of my fellow teal sisters without the BRCA gene have a paternal grandmother with ovarian cancer too? xxx

Let’s see how many of us there are….



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