Information on Ovarian Cancer
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
There are also things that can decrease a woman's chance of developing it. These include:
- Using oral contraceptives
- Giving birth to children
- Undergoing a tubal ligation or hysterectomy.
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.)