Studies suggest that there may be a strong genetic link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer. It seems that the same genetic mutations that increase your risk of developing breast cancer also increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The Ann Harris Smith Foundation cares about all women in our community. We sponsor several breast cancer awareness events because studies have shown there is a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
We consider these events opportunities to support all women and encourage them to take take time to schedule a visit with their physician for a health check-up. This is an opportunity to ask your doctor any questions and discuss any concerns you may have no matter what your age. Make it a habit to see your doctor regularly.
We all know women who have been affected by both of these terrible diseases and have seen the impact that it has on families.