Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer
- Have survived breast cancer
- History of uterus, colon, or rectal cancer
- Have never been pregnant
- Started your period early or went through menopause late
- Certain gene mutations, including BRCA1, BRCA2
- Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy
- Polycystic ovary syndrome or obesity
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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