CancerRisk Factors

8 Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors


Understand your risk

1. Being post-menopausal

2. Being obese

3. Being an older mom

4. Using hormone replacement therapy

5. Using fertility drugs

6. Having a family history of certain cancers

7. Having a gene mutation

8. Using talcum powder



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