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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. This document is for ...
  3. Ovarian Cancer (PDQ): 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 (PDQ): 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. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Having a family history of breast and ovarian ... after the age of 50. Most Breast and Ovarian Cancers Are Not Hereditary Only about 5%–10% of ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Family History Risk Categories (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Google Bookmarks Twitter 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 ...
  10. Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Increased Risk Family History Patterns (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Genomic Resources Diseases Genomics and Health Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Increased Risk Family History Patterns The United ... reading to understand your risks for breast and ovarian cancer and whether genetic testing might be right for ...
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