What are RAD51C / RAD51D genes?
RAD51C and RAD51D are genes known to cause an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The risk of ovarian cancer has been estimated to be 6-8 times higher than the general population risk which is the equivalent of approximately 9% lifetime risk. Women with RAD51 mutations may wish to have risk reducing removal of the ovaries to lower their risk. Additional breast cancer screening may be helpful.