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The American Cancer Society predicts 20,180 new cases of ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2006. Learn about ovarian cancer’s causes, risk factors, and prevention.

What Is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer starts in the ovaries and can spread to other parts of the body. Read a short overview of ovarian cancer.

Find out how ovarian cancer starts and develops.

Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, part of women’s reproductive system.

Causes

Scientists are hunting for the exact cause of ovarian cancer -- read what they know so far.

Are You at Risk?

Certain factors may make ovarian cancer more likely. Learn about ovarian cancer risk factors. 

Prevention

Doctors haven't found a way to prevent ovarian cancer. But they have found that certain factors make ovarian cancer less likely. 

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