What will the ovarian cancer genetic test show?
There are 3 possible results:
- A mutation is found in one of the genes which is known to increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Increased screening and/or risk-reducing techniques will be recommended.
- A genetic variation is found, but whether or not this is the definite cause of cancer is unknown. Screening will be recommended based on the family history.
- No mutation is found. It is possible that there may be an undetectable mutation or a mutation in a different gene. Cancer screening/ risk reducing techniques may still be beneficial.