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
  • 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.)
 

Information on Ovarian Cancer

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