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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Ovarian Cancer Genes

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Most cases happen spontaneously, but a small percentage of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a genetic mutation that increases their risk of the disease.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Myra Wick about genetics and ovarian cancer.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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