Ovarian cancer happens when cells that are not normal grow in one or both of your ovaries, two small glands located on either side of your uterus.
Ovarian cancer starts in one or both ovaries, or in the fallopian tubes, or in the abdominal lining called the peritoneum.
Learning more about ovarian cancer epidemiology can help doctors come up with more targeted treatments for the disease.
Non-Hispanic Black women are less likely to get ovarian cancer than women of other races.
Women between the ages of 55 and 63 are most likely to get ovarian cancer. But it can happen in younger women, too.