Ovarian cancer is named after the development of cancerous tissues/cells in the ovaries (organ found in women and is an important part of the female reproductive system). If ovarian cancer is not detected in its early stages, it really can be life-threatening.
In some cases, ovarian cancer can lead to the removal of the ovaries. You can get more information about hereditary cancer testing via online sources.
Many studies and research is being conducted worldwide to find ways to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and to develop a complete cure for ovarian cancer. If you look around for advice or if you go through books and newspaper articles, you will find that a number of different things suggested reducing the risk of ovarian cancer.
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So, you will find that there are suggestions for using oral contraceptives for the reduction of ovarian cancer. There are others that show the removal of the ovaries (near menopause or just during menopause) through a surgical procedure as an effective way to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
There is another theory that is related to how long a woman has breastfed babies and the age at which she had her last baby. So, all the newspaper articles and research studies seem to suggest a lot of different things to prevent ovarian cancer (or at least reduce the risk of ovarian cancer).
However, they also make it difficult for you to decide what you should approach towards tackling the risk of ovarian cancer. The best thing to do is to contact an expert and seek their advice on what approach would be most suitable for you to cope with the risk of ovarian cancer.