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There are no reliable screening tests for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is confirmed and staged by biopsies that are taken during laparotomy surgery.
Surgery to close or tie off your fallopian tubes will lower risks of ovarian cancer but you will not be able to become pregnant following this procedure.
Learn about ovarian cancer and the factors that increase risk.
Ovarian cancer cannot be prevented, but you may be able to reduce some of your chances for developing it.
Ovarian cancer can spread throughout the body. Also, other forms of cancer can spread into the ovaries.
Ovarian cancer can be cured when it is found early on.
Learn about chemotherapy to shrink ovarian cancer and decrease cancer growth.
It is important to understand the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to discuss them with your doctor.
Risk factors of ovarian cancer include a family history of cancer, infertility, use of estrogen, ancestry, and having a large amount of menstrual cycles.
Complementary therapies alone are not a substitute for the standard treatment recommended for ovarian cancer. Before you try any of these therapies, discuss their possible benefits and side effects with your doctor.
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