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When cancer cells form in the tissues of the ovaries, it is called ovarian cancer. Risk factors for ovarian cancer include:
 
  • Being older
  • Having a family history of ovarian cancer
  • Using fertility drugs
  • Having increased levels of CA 125
  • Obesity.
 
There are also things that can decrease a woman's chance of developing it. These include:
   
The treatment plan will vary from one woman to the next, but usually involves surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these things.
 
(Click Ovarian Cancer for more information on this topic, including how the disease is diagnosed, the different stages, the expected prognosis, and more.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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