Transcript of a conference on Breast Cancer And Ovarian Cancer: Exploring The Connection. More and more women are opting for genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations with the knowledge that breast cancer survivors with a BRCA mutation are at increased risk of also developing ovarian cancer. Women are now calling Sharsheret with new concerns and treatment decisions relating to ovarian cancer. Their questions include: How are breast cancer and ovarian cancer related? What should I be doing to prevent ovarian cancer, now that I no longer have breast cancer? What measures should I take to prevent breast cancer, now that I have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? I am concerned about developing ovarian cancer. May I speak with another breast cancer survivor who has tested for the gene mutations?