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Hi Ali!

Thank you for sharing your question about Ovarian Cancer with the EmpowHER community! Some women have a higher risk than others, but the truth remains, that all women have the risk of getting Ovarian Cancer. What is even more surprising is that 90% of women diagnosed do not have a family history which would consider them a higher risk. 

Factors that increase risk include:

• increasing age,
• personal or family history of ovarian cancer,
• breast or colon cancer, and
• never having been pregnant or given birth to a child.

Here is a great article from the EmpowHER community that offers some excellent information in greater detail.


Is this helpful Ali?



September 5, 2014 - 12:39pm


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