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The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and female hormones. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

Cancer of the ovary is not common, but it causes more deaths than other female reproductive cancers. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Women with ovarian cancer may have no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. Then it is hard to treat. Symptoms may include

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  1. Ovarian Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... deaths than other female reproductive cancers. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Women with ovarian ...
  2. Ovarian Cancer Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Ovarian Cancer Introduction Ovarian cancer is fairly rare. Ovarian cancer usually occurs in women who are over 50 years old and it may sometimes ... This reference summary will help you understand how ovarian cancer is detected and treated. Anatomy Vagina Uterus Fallopian ...
  3. Ovarian Cancer Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... These are called diagnostic tests . General Information About Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment In the United States, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death ...
  4. Ovarian Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... to keep cancer from starting. General Information About Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... myometrium and an inner lining called the endometrium. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer ...
  5. How Is Ovarian Cancer Staged? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... rates for ovarian cancer, by stage How is ovarian cancer staged? Staging is the process of finding out ... has spread to distant sites. T categories for ovarian cancer Tx: No description of the tumor's extent is ...
  6. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this? Submit Button CDC Features Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Language: English Español (Spanish) Share Compartir Having a ... after the age of 50. Most Breast and Ovarian Cancers Are Not Hereditary Only about 5%–10% ...
  7. Ovarian Cancer Rates by State (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... HPV-Associated Lung Prostate Skin Uterine Cancer Home Ovarian Cancer Rates by State In the following maps, the ... recent year with numbers available. Rates of Getting Ovarian Cancer by State The number of people who get ...
  8. Can Ovarian Cancer Be Found Early? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... Next Topic How is ovarian cancer diagnosed? Can ovarian cancer be found early? About 20% of ovarian cancers ... cancer in its earliest stage. Ways to find ovarian cancer early Regular women's health exams During a pelvic ...
  9. ... ovarian cancer? What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer? A risk factor is anything that changes your ... taking both estrogen and progesterone. Family history of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, or colorectal cancer Ovarian cancer can ...
  10. Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Family History Risk Categories (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... label] Contact Us Genomics and Health Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Family History Risk Categories This chart provides ... reading to understand your risks for breast and ovarian cancer and whether genetic testing might be right for ...
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