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Study on ovarian cancer and inherited predisposition

A new study conservatively estimates that one in five women with ovarian cancer has inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of the disease, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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This is very interesting. The next APPG at Westminster for Ovarian and Breast Cancer next week is looking at the genetic reasons for cancer. I'm going along and will listen to this item with much more interest now. I'll do my best to take notes and post up anything helpful.

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I'm going to the meeting too. Look forward to meeting you there. Sue

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That's great. Thank you for letting me know about the meeting next Tuesday. I just googled at and enquired about attending so I will be coming too. It will be great to meet up.

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Hi Sharon. Some of us are stopping afterwards for a drink/coffee so please join us if you're free. I have to be in Paddington by 7:00 p.m so we should have an hour or so. See you in the Jubilee Café and looking forward to meeting you. xx

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Thank you for the invitation - I would love to meet up beforehand and join you for a drink afterwards. See you Tuesday!

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This is very interesting, thanks. I wish there was more research into this in the UK. I'm going to take this to my next appt and ask more about it.

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It's going to be great to actually meet up at last. I'll be in the Jubilee Café beforehand and some of us are going for a drink afterwards and you're welcome to join us. xxx

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That was a very interesting read, thank you for the link sharonforce, I'm down to see a geneticist in Leeds hopefully soon xx

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Hi Janette, my ovarian cancer is hereditary (I have the BRCA1 genetic mutation) and I also run a support group/network for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. If you have any questions, or if there is anything I can help with, I am happy to share my experiences.

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Thank you so much Sharon, I'm not sure how long il have to wait - i got a letter back following the initial histology questionnaires and they said i was eligible for testing, just got to wait for appointment now :-) Could you send me a link to your support group. Thank you xxx

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Hi Janette, here is the link: facingourrisk.org/support/l...

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Hi ,

I had the genetic tests which really helped me to feel more secure about my daughter . I will be at the APPG and hope to see everyone . Thanks Sharon for posting this ... Xx

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