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Raise hereditary cancer awareness

What you need to know

Did you know that 75% of the general public have never heard of BRCA mutations? And only 5% of those who have Lynch syndrome have been identified?  

How you can help

Help us change this by sharing one or more of the infographics below with your friends on social media. Simply click on the thumbnails to download full size graphics and use the suggested captions to share your on your social media. Check out our channels  (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), be sure to tag us and encourage your friends to join the movement. 

Share the facts

  • Genetic mutation infographic

    BRCA mutations and Lynch syndrome increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer - but this risk can be managed. To find out about whether your personal or family history puts you at risk, visit ovarian.org.uk/risktool #BRCA #Lynchsyndrome

  • Genetic mutation infographic

    You can inherit a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation from your mum or your dad, so make sure you explore both sides of your family history. Visit ovarian.org.uk/risktool to understand your hereditary cancer risk. #BRCA #Lynchsyndrome

  • Genetic mutation infographic

    Exploring your family history is a powerful tool in understanding your hereditary cancer risk. Visit ovarian.org.uk to explore your risk today. #BRCA

  • Genetic mutation infographic

    Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases a person’s risk of several types of cancer, including ovarian. To find out more, visit ovarian.org.uk #Lynchsyndrome

  • Genetic mutation infographic

    Knowing if you carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation could help you manage your cancer risk. To explore your hereditary cancer risk, visit ovarian.org.uk/risktool #BRCA

  • 15%

    Around 15% of ovarian cancer cases are linked to genetic mutations and could be prevented. Visit ovarian.org.uk/brca to find out more. #BRCA

Thank you for raising awareness of ovarian cancer with us. Whether you write a tweet or start a conversation with a friend, every action you take will help arm women with knowledge that could save their life.