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Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women, with around 7,000 women diagnosed in the UK every year.

Not many people have heard of ovarian cancer so it is often diagnosed late - making it the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease.

If members of your family have ovarian or breast cancer you may be at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer yourself.

This is because families can pass down mutations in the BRCA gene that increase risk of ovarian cancer.

It is important to remember that the BRCA gene mutation is not the only gene mutation that contributes to a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.

We have developed this risk tool to help you explore whether your family history puts you at risk of ovarian cancer.

This online tool has been reviewed by St George’s University Clinical Genetics team and Dr Angela Brady, Consultant Clinical Geneticist

Care has been taken to ensure that the information we provide in this tool is accurate but it should not be relied upon for a diagnosis. Please always seek professional medical advice.

Assess your risk