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.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:10) is in the downloads. Read the script.