Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer Not Associated with Family History | Cedars-Sinai

By: Cedars-Sinai

The majority of Ovarian Cancer is not associated with a family history. So really, all women need to be aware of the symptoms and see their healthcare provider regularly and discuss those symptoms if indeed they have them. If you don't have a family history, other risk factors that affect everyone is aging.

As we get older, our risk for Ovarian Cancer increases. In fact the peak ages are after the menopause, in the late fifties and early sixties. That's one thing that would affect all women. Never having had children, having a history of infertility, having endometriosis, not having taken birth control pills all are associated with a slightly increased risk of Ovarian Cancer.

On the other side while we can't stop aging, we can take birth control pills. And that's something we can actively do to reduce our risks of Ovarian Cancer by even as much as 50% if you've been taken the birth control pills for 5 years or more.

Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer Not Associated with Family History | Cedars-Sinai

Part I - Ovarian Cancer: A Survivor Speaks

Today I'm here to really talk to you about ovarian cancer. Being a health professional pharmacist I knew a lot about cancer and chemotherapy. But being a patient you see it from…

Views: 23 692 By: Affinity Health Plan
Trista's story

My name is Trista. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 31. It was about a year ago now and I was diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma stage 1C. At that time I had two surgeries,…

Views: 437 By: OvarianCancerCanada
Johnson & Johnson Loses $55 Million Talc Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & johnson has been ordered by a jury in missouri to pay $55 million to one woman who says that the company failed to give her and others proper information and warnings about…

Views: 144 458 By: The Young Turks
The Hardest Part of Treating Ovarian Cancer | Cedars-Sinai

Trying to define the hardest part of this job is actually a really tough question. I love what I do. I feel that it's a privilege to have had these opportunities and I really am…

Views: 174 By: Cedars-Sinai
Symptoms of ovarian cancer - Target Ovarian Cancer

I didn't know that ovarian cancer even existed, so would never have known the symptoms. Persistent bloating, I had felt like I was full up really quickly when I was eating. I was…

Views: 184 880 By: Target Ovarian Cancer
Did You Know that Ginger Can Treat Prostate, Ovarian And Colon Cancer Better…

Did you know that Ginger Can Treat Prostate, Ovarian And Colon Cancer Better Than Chemotherapy Ginger has savored our lives for centuries, and traditional healers have relied on ginger…

Views: 3 879 By: Live Healthy Life