This fact sheet is your guide to frequently asked questions about ovarian cancer, including questions related to prevention, risk and hereditary factors impacting the disease.
Review Date: April 07, 2011
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent ovarian cancer. Risk factors include hormone replacement therapy, obesity and use of fertility drugs. Protective factors include a history of oral contraceptive use, pregnancy and breast feeding.
Review Date: October 25, 2012
NIH National Cancer Institute