Reducing your risk of cancer
While these won’t stop you from developing breast/ ovarian cancer, there are a number of lifestyle related factors that can help lower your risk.
Your options will depend on your age, family history, and your mutation - but surgery is not the only choice.
There are no right or wrong decisions. You should take the time to find out as much as possible and make the best decision for you and your family
An introduction to risk-reducing surgery:
OCA’s Cancer Prevention Officer Jo Stanford asks Dr Adam Rosenthal, Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Colposcopist at UCLH, about the risk-reducing gynaecological surgery options for women with a faulty BRCA gene.