Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors (cont.)

The lifetime risk for development of ovarian cancer is less than 2% among the general population. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer or other types of cancer, your doctor can help you decide whether genetic testing or other cancer screening procedures might be appropriate for you.

For more in-depth information, please read the following articles:


United States. American Cancer Society. "Ovarian Cancer." July 18, 2011. <http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/OvarianCancer/DetailedGuide/ovarian-cancer-key-statistics>.

United States. National Cancer Institute. "Ovarian Cancer." July 17, 2006. <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian>.

Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2011