The ovaries are located in the pelvis, one each side of the uterus. Each of these female reproductive organs is the size and shape of an almond. During each monthly menstrual cycle, one ovary releases an egg. The egg travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus.
Most ovarian cancers are epithelial, originating in the lining tissues of the ovary. Rarer forms of
Going through menopause increases the risk of develoing certain diseases. One of those is ovarian cancer, which can be very hard to detect... Read more »
The general wisdom is the earlier a doctor can detect cancer, the better for the patient. However, no tests currently exist that can... Read more »
An article on CNN, "Possible Marker for Ovarian Cancer Found," discusses a recent research study offering hope for more effective and new... Read more »