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Fall Is Cancer Awareness Time!

Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Time!

Did you know that up to 10% of cancer patients have an inherited gene mutation? Fortunately, knowing your cancer family history may help a physician to prevent cancer or detect it at an earlier stage. Women with certain genetic mutations have:

  • up to 44% lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer

  • up to 87% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer

By taking this quick quiz, you can find out whether you may be at risk for a hereditary cancer. It only takes 30 seconds - knowing your hereditary cancer risk could save your life!

Your results will be confidentially sent to Dr. Catherine LaRuffa, MD. If your results indicate that you may have an increased risk for certain cancers, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. During the appointment we will discuss your family history in more depth and discuss whether hereditary cancer testing is the right next step for you and your health.

Take the quiz –

Thank you,

Dr. Catherine LaRuffa, MD

700 S. Broadway St.

Blanchester, OH 45107



1) American Cancer Society Website. Updated March 2015.

2) Ford D, et al. Risks of cancer in BRCA1-mutation carriers. Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium. Lancet. 1994 343:692-5.

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