Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
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Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

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Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

According to 2010 statistics from the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in U.S. women. (This does not count certain skin cancers.) Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. The risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer during a woman's lifetime is about 1 in 71, and the risk of dying is 1 in 95. This tool will help you determine if you are at risk for ovarian cancer. It is not a complete assessment of all risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your health care provider.

1. Have you had one or more children?
2. If you have had a child, how old were you when your first child was born?
3. Have you taken a fertility medication to help you get pregnant?
4. Has your mother, sister, or daughter been diagnosed with any of the following cancers?
5. Do you have more than one blood relative on your mother's side or father's side of the family who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?
6. Have you ever been diagnosed with any of the following medical conditions?