All About Ovarian Cancer

Everything You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are female reproductive organs that produce eggs for fertilization. They secrete hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer in the US. The lifetime risk is approximately 1 out of every 72 women. The median age of diagnosis is 63 years. More than 80% of all ovarian cancer patients get diagnosed after the age of 40. The risk of developing ovarian cancer increases with increasing age.