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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer - Conditions & Treatments | SingHealth

Ovarian Cancer - Causes and Risk Factors

Risk factors associated with ovarian cancer include:

  • Late pregnancy
  • Early onset of menstruation
  • Late menopause
  • Never had children
  • History of breast cancer
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Endometriosis

Ovarian cancer is known to run in some families where family members may have increased risk of getting ovarian, breast and prostate cancer (e.g. BRCA gene abnormalities) or increased risk of getting endometrial cancer, colorectal cancer in addition to ovarian cancer (Lynch syndrome). These patients account for 15% of all women who have ovarian cancer. The lifetime risk in women with a BRCA1 gene mutation is 40-60%, and the lifetime risk in women with a BRCA2 gene mutation is 20-35%.

Ovarian Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Ovarian Cancer - Post-surgery care

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