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Living with a genetic mutation

Find out more about your risks and what you can do to lower them, your options for starting a family & advice for speaking to relatives.

What are my risks?

A positive test means that your chance of developing certain cancers will be higher than someone who does not have a mutation in these genes. Find out more about what this means for you.

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Risk reducing surgery and the early menopause

If you have risk-reducing surgery to remove your ovaries, these hormonal changes will happen as soon as you have the surgery, rather than gradually. This is known as surgical menopause. Surgical menopause seem overwhelming as symptoms are more sudden and can feel more severe than with the natural menopause. 

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