Ovarian cancer (ovarian carcinoma) is a malignant tumour on one or both ovaries. More than 1,200 women are affected by this disease every year, most of whom are over the age of 50. There are three forms of ovarian cancer, of which epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common. To begin with there are usually few symptoms, which means the disease is often only diagnosed at a late stage. Consequently, prognoses are poor.
Ovarian cancer and heredity
The risk of ovarian cancer is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of ovarian cancer.
Preventing ovarian cancer
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent ovarian cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including ovarian cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of ovarian cancer, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.