We lost our daughter-in-law in September, 2011. She was diagnosed May, 2009 with Stage IV epithelial cancer. It had spread to all of her female organs, oomentum, diaphragm, lungs, et al. She had three major surgeries at Mayo Clinic and 60+ chemos in her home town. She was never NED. She left behind a husband and two children, a girl 10, and a boy, 8. Her sister talked to her insurance company, and they were more than happy to perform a hysterectomy on the sister. They thought the sister should be proactive in acting so that she would not get OVCA.
My question is this. What are the odds of my granddaughter contracting OVCA? Please don't give me gobbledegook, i.e. 'no one knows when someone will get OVCA,' etc. I want to know the truth. If they did a hysterectomy on her sister, one would assume that OVCA can be genetic. What steps could/should my granddaughter (or her father) take to be on the lookout for any signs of OVCA? At what age? The gd is going through early pubescence now, developing breasts, but her periods haven't yet started. She is 5'4", weighs 110 & wears a size 9 shoe. She's the tallest girl in all of fourth grade.