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Ovarian cancer information

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, which are two almond-shaped glands located on either side of the uterus. The ovaries produce the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and release eggs during a woman’s reproductive years (the time from her first menstrual period through menopause).

Ovarian cancer incidence

The American Cancer Society estimates there were 21,990 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2011. Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer in women, not including skin cancer.

How ovarian cancer develops

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Types of ovarian cancer

Read about different types of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer symptoms

Read about common ovarian cancer symptoms.

Ovarian cancer risk factors

Read about common risk factors for ovarian cancer.

Stages of ovarian cancer

Learn about the stages of ovarian cancer.

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