Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
February 1, 2023
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) is a genetic condition that increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers due to mutations in certain genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Individuals with HBOC have a higher risk of developing these cancers at a younger age compared to the general population. Women with HBOC have a lifetime risk of breast cancer that ranges from 45-85% and a lifetime risk of ovarian cancer that ranges from 15-60%. In addition, men with HBOC may also have an increased risk of developing prostate, pancreatic, and other cancers. Symptoms of HBOC may include a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer, the presence of multiple primary cancers in a single individual, and cancers occurring at a young age. The diagnosis of HBOC is made through genetic testing and a review of family and personal medical history. Management may include increased cancer surveillance, prophylactic surgery, and risk-reducing strategies.
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