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Ovarian cancer information

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer develops in the ovaries, which are the female reproductive glands that produce eggs during a woman's reproductive years. The ovaries also produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer develops when cells in the ovaries begin to grow out of control.

Ovarian cancer incidence

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. Although relatively rare—this cancer accounts for about 2.5 percent of all cancers in women—it’s the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.

How ovarian cancer develops

Top questions about ovarian cancer

Learn the answers to patients' top questions about ovarian cancer.

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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