One in Five Women Will Develop a Pelvic Mass
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Ovarian Cancer Screening
There are approximately 22,500 cases of ovarian cancer (all subtypes) annually in the United States, which accounts for about 1.3% of all new cancer cases.1
A pelvic mass, also known as an ovarian or adnexal mass, is a tissue mass in the adnexa of the uterus, which refers to the space occupied by the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Ovarian masses can be a risk factor for ovarian cancer, however, most masses are often not cancer and go away on their own without treatment within a few menstrual cycles.
Hereditary Cancer Genetic Risk
Women and men with a hereditary breast or ovarian cancer mutation have a higher chance of developing cancer, especially at a younger age. These mutations may be identified through genetic testing even before cancer develops. Identifying if you have a genetic risk can be important for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
Carrier Screening Genetic Testing
Carrier Screening is designed to identify potential reproductive risks for a current or future pregnancy. Every person is a carrier for a number of genetic changes that could cause disease in their child. Typically, carriers of a genetic condition are healthy and are not aware of their risk. If their partner is also a carrier for the same condition, they are at an increased risk of having a child affected with a severe genetic condition. Most people are not aware of their carrier status because they do not have symptoms or a family history of the disease.
- National Cancer Institute. (2019). SEER Cancer Stat Facts: Ovarian Cancer. www.seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html