What Is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the ovaries. It may cause no symptoms at all, or cause bloating, abdominal pain, and other symptoms that can be mistaken for various conditions. Although it's difficult to catch ovarian cancer early—about 20% of ovarian cancers are detected before they spread outside the ovary—there are treatments that can help.

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12 Facts You Should Know About Ovarian Cysts

What are ovarian cysts? Experts explain this common (and usually harmless) condition.
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What This 30-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants All Women to Know—Especially If You’re Young

When Hannah Pyper felt her first symptoms at 26—a lump growing in her abdomen, intense pains that would wake her up, and the urge to pee several times throughout the night—she "totally ignored everything."
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The 4 Stages of Ovarian Cancer, Explained

The disease is categorized into stages based on how far it has spread, which helps patients and their doctors decide on the best course of treatment.
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8 Ways to Lower Your Ovarian Cancer Risk

There's no surefire way to prevent ovarian cancer, but these lifestyle changes can reduce your chances of developing the disease.
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Considering an Ovarian Cancer Screening Test? Read This First

There's no good evidence these widely used tests are reliable, the FDA warns. Here's what experts recommend instead.
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8 Early Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, According to Women Who Experienced Them

Recognizing the symptoms of ovarian cancer can lead to a diagnosis in an earlier, more curable stage. We spoke to real women about the cancer signs they experienced.
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