A study funded by Cancer Research UK and The Eve Appeal provided volunteers with a personalised risk estimate of developing ovarian cancer, which was calculated using genetic, lifestyle and hormonal ovarian cancer risk factors.

The volunteers' ovarian cancer worry and general cancer risk perception decreased over six months.

None of the participants would routinely have been offered genetic testing on the NHS, as they did not fulfil current clinical testing criteria.

The researchers have called for genetic testing for ovarian cancer across the entire population, to better identify women at risk.

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