Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

By J.G. M.D. Lambert 
November 19, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

Ovarian cancer ranks 5th among all cancer deaths for women. Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. This tool will help you figure out if you are at higher risk for ovarian cancer. It is not a complete look at all risks. For a complete look at 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. What is your height? ft in
What is your weight? lbs
4. Have you used estrogen-only hormone therapy to ease symptoms of menopause?
5. Do you use or have you used birth control pills?
6. Have you had a hysterectomy or bilateral tubal ligation?
7. Do you have a personal history of breast cancer?
8. Do you have one or more relatives with ovarian cancer?
9. Do you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation or Lynch syndrome - hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)?


October 31, 2014

Reviewed By:  

Alteri, Rick, MD, Turley, Ray, BSN, MSN