The Link Between Genetics and Ovarian Cancer.
Cancers such as ovarian can run in families and can sometimes be strongly influenced by the BRCA (Breast Cancer) Gene.
I was invited by Ovarian Cancer Action to meet Dr Jonathan Krell at their research centre to find out about his research work and how it can help women like myself, coming from families with history of ovarian cancer.
Hearing about Jon’s work gave me hope that one day women like myself won't need to live in fear that they too may suffer from ovarian cancer or pass on the gene mutation to the next generation. It also made realise just how much men need to be educated about the gene mutation, as they could face an increased risk of cancer themselves and may one day have daughters who could be affected.