Women with BRCA mutations getting diagnosed younger

Women with a  BRCA mutation – which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer – are getting diagnosed younger than their families members were. Earlier generations of women in the families studied were diagnosed at a median age of 48; for the current generation the median age is 42.

Because there is no reliable early detection or screening test, the Alliance urges women to be aware of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Read more about the study here