Ovarian Cancer

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

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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Additional Resources

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
888-682-7426
ovarian.org

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
212-268-1002
ocrahope.org

Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer
866-920-6382 or 508-655-5412
ovationsforthecure.org

SHARE
844-275-7427 or 212-719-0364
sharecancersupport.org

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
866-288-7475
facingourrisk.org