To learn more about ovarian cancer, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.
To view ovarian cancer booklets and/or download for use in your planner, please select from the options below.
ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
ASCO Answers Fact Sheet in Spanish
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet in Spanish
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet
Ovarian Cancer – Did You Know?
- Approximately 20% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage, since it often doesn’t cause any symptoms.The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer include bloating, pelvic/abdominal pain, trouble eating or feeling full quickly and urinary issues (urgency or frequency), fatigue and irregular periods.1
- The risk of ovarian cancer increases as you age and most cancers develop after menopause. Taking hormone therapy after menopause, having had breast cancer and/or family history of ovarian, breast or colorectal cancer can increase ovarian cancer risk.2
- Connecting with other people that have ovarian cancer online, telephone, one-to-one matching and/or in person via can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.
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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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