With a multidisciplinary approach that includes prevention, early detention, the use of standard and promising new therapies, participation in laboratory and clinical research, and extensive complementary care, the team at Hoag Family Cancer Institute provides cancer patients with every diagnostic and therapeutic advantage.
Hoag Family Cancer Center has been
the leading provider for the treatment for women with gynecologic
malignancies in Orange County.
Hoag Family Cancer Institute, in
partnership with Hoag Women's Health Institute, provides unparalleled
gynecologic cancer care. According to the gynecologic cancer survival
data, Hoag’s survival rates are greater than the national average
Approximately 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary. Studies have shown that one-third to one-half of ovarian cancers in women with Central and Eastern Europe Jewish ancestry (Ashkenazi) are due to inheritance of a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Ovarian cancer is also part of Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC).
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends referral to a genetics professional for all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age, even if there is no further family history of cancer.
Uterine cancer is the second most common cancer in the hereditary condition called Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC). Women diagnosed under age 50 or with a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or cancer of the ovary, stomach, small intestine, urinary tract, biliary tract or pancreas may benefit from assessment of the family history.
Learn more about Hoag’s Hereditary Cancer Program, including a list of frequently asked questions, or contact us at email@example.com or at 949-764-5764.