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Hereditary Hub

Everything you need to know about BRCA gene mutations and Lynch Syndrome 

Am I eligible for testing?

This simple tool will assess your risk of having inherited a genetic mutation that could increase your risk of developing certain cancers. It's suitable for both men and women.

Calculate your risk

Information & support

At Ovarian Cancer Action, we know that taking action on BRCA and Lynch Syndrome saves lives. Find out what we’re doing here.

Lorraine's BRCA story

Lorraine Benn is the youngest of four sisters. After the eldest two were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she and her sister Susan elected to have hysterectomies as a precaution. Following this surgery, Lorraine’s histology results came back showing that she had ovarian cancer. Convinced it must be hereditary they pushed for genetic testing. While waiting for the result, she had preventive screening for breast cancer, and was diagnosed with this too. She later discovered she carried the BRCA2 mutation.

Lorraine's story