Various epidemiological studies have indicated a number of genetic and environmental factors that can predispose ovarian cancer.
Following is a list of ovarian cancer risk factors:
Apart from the above-listed risk factors, certain factors which can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer have also been reported. Such protective factors may include the use of oral contraceptives or intrauterine devices for birth control, tubal ligation or hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus), breastfeeding, etc.
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To further understand the disease in a better way, have a look at the video below where CancerBro meets Mrs. Owen who has recently being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. CancerBro asks Mrs. Owen several important questions related to her disease from early symptoms which lead her to contact an oncologist to various other risk factors related to ovary cancer.
And in the following video, Cancerbro explains the various risk factors associated with ovary cancer.
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