Rising up against ovarian cancer
What is Ovarian Cancer?

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a disease affecting the ovaries. These female reproductive organs are the glands responsible for releasing eggs (or ova).

Symptoms

Symptoms

Perhaps the most disparaging fact in the fight against ovarian cancer is that there is no reliable screening test or widely-used early detection test for this

Risk Factors

Risk Factors

You may be at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer and not even know it. Women without ovaries can still develop ovarian cancer.

Genetic Predisposition

Genetic Predisposition

Genetic predispositions are a contributing factor in up to 25% of all ovarian cancer cases. Knowing that you have inherited a gene mutation can be empowering.

Risk Reduction Strategies

Risk Reduction Strategies

If a genetic predisposition puts you at higher risk, please discuss risk reduction and early detection and monitoring strategies with your medical provider.