Story by: Brittany Burdoine-Lewis on September 6, 2018
All women are at risk for ovarian cancer.
An annual well-woman exam and regular visits to an OB/GYN provide opportunities to discuss your ovarian cancer risk and any possible ovarian cancer symptoms.
Ovarian cancer risk factors
Factors that may increase risk for ovarian cancer include:
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Discuss all of your risk factors with your OB/GYN during your annual well-woman exam. Women with one or more risk factors should be vigilant about symptoms.
These can be symptoms for other noncancerous issues as well. When they are associated with ovarian cancer, they tend to be persistent and a change from normal. If you have these symptoms more than 12 times a month, see your health provider.
Lowering your ovarian cancer risk
Some choices can lower your risk. They include:
A Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer. It is a test to detect cervical cancer.
Talk to your OB/GYN about your risk and how to lower it. Your health care provider, who knows your health history, can make the best recommendations for your continued health.
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