Important facts every woman should know about ovarian cancer

Did you know women have a one in 75 chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime?
                                              What is OVARIAN CANCERS?

According to the American Cancer Society, around 22 000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14 000 die from the disease, every year.  50% of women who develop ovarian cancer are over the age of 60, but this doesn’t mean that it won’t happen to you if you are younger.

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A family history of breast or ovarian cancer, genetic mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, obesity, or a BMI of at least 30 can all increase your chances of getting it. Your risk is also increased if you’re older than 40 and post-menopausal.

 Only 15% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at stage 1

Heres important facts you should know to identify and reduce your risk of getting ovarian cancer.


  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation or menstrual changes

 A Pap test doesn’t detect ovarian cancer

 How to reduce your risk

  • Your risk can be reduced by 50% if you take birth control pills consistently for five or more years.
  • Follow a diet with foods rich in vitamins A, D and E such as leafy greens, nuts, beans, eggs, sweet potatoes, carrots, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Get screened for genetic factors including BRCA1 and BRCA2.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Don’t use talcum powder on or near your genitals.

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