Ovarian Cancer

Read patient and survivor stories about ovarian cancer, learn about risk factors, symptoms, and treatments, and more.

Doctor holding up ovarian cancer awareness ribbon

Ovarian Cancer Treatments You Should Know

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Here’s what you should know about the latest therapies available.

By Stephanie Stephens
Ovarian cancer awareness ribbon.
Living With

Which Celebrities Have Had Ovarian Cancer?

By Sheila M. Eldred
Hands holding "HOPE", "O" is ovarian cancer awareness ribbon.
Living With

An Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Advice for Women

By Stephanie Stephens
Noel Rademacher and her daughters.
Five Questions

Getting Pregnant After Ovarian Cancer?

By Katherine Malmo

The Latest

Contraceptive pill.
Risk Factors

The Pill Linked to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian cancer risk may go down in young women who take newer oral contraceptives containing low doses of estrogen and newer progestogens.

By Diane Domina
Woman taking white pill with glass of water.

Pain Relievers and Ovarian Cancer Survival

In a study looking at the use of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), researchers found these meds can increase ovarian cancer survival.

By Diane Domina
Woman holding baby powder, talcum powder.
Risk Factors

Verdict in Talcum Powder-Ovarian Cancer Case

Thousands claim talcum powder products from by Johnson & Johnson caused their ovarian cancer. In St. Louis, $4.69 billion just went to 22 plaintiffs.

By Diane Domina
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Family Health History

Genetic Counselor Explains BRCA

When should you get a genetic test for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations? Here's what you should know about genetic testing and what it says about your cancer risk.

By Elizabeth Millard
Doctors performing surgery.

Your Surgeon Matters With Ovarian Cancer

Having a gynecologic oncologist perform ovarian cancer surgery is associated with a 30 percent increase in overall survival. Find out why.

By Kathleen Maxian
Woman looking at greeting cards on rack.

To All Who Helped Along Your Cancer Journey

A simple thank you card and gift can go a long way to showing your appreciation for the family, friends, and doctors who helped you on your cancer journey.

By Phyllis Johnson
Ovarian cancer hope, with a teal ribbon representing the "o" in hope.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Month

Ovarian cancer awareness month happens every September, but how much awareness do you have about the disease?

By Erin L. Boyle
Bottles of spilled talcum powder.
Advanced Stages

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Should You Be Concerned?

In August 2017, a jury awarded $417 million in damages to a woman with ovarian cancer with a possible link to talcum powder. Should you be concerned about such a link?

By PJ Hamel
Woman experiencing abdominal pain.
Family Health History

What Makes Ovarian Cancer So Scary?

Its stealth: Ovarian cancer symptoms often escape notice until it’s too late. Here’s what to look for.

By PJ Hamel
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10 Warning Signs of Gynecologic Cancers

Paying close attention to these changes in your body can help you detecting gynecologic cancers early.

By Eileen Bailey

Meet the Experts

Elizabeth Millard
Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Bethany Kandel
Health Writer

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Katherine Malmo
Health Writer

Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer, author, and breast cancer survivor who writes about cancer and cancer treatments.