Reduce Your Ovarian Cancer Risk


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Ovarian cancer often isn’t caught until the cancer has advanced to stage 3 or 4, when it’s tough to treat. But knowing the risk factors and symptoms of the disease is the best way to fight against ovarian cancer. Many factors influence the development of ovarian cancer. But some qualities increase your risk. “The general population’s risk for ovarian cancer is low,” Karen Lu, M.D., chair of gynecologic oncology and reproductive medicine at MD Anderson, told Focused on Health. “But for some women who have a family history, that risk is so much higher. It’s a big difference, so knowing you...