Ovarian CancerInfo Center

Dad's Age Could Affect Daughter's Cancer Risk

Parents may consider their age when having kids in terms of their own health and vitality as the children grow. But could parental age actually affect the future health of the children, too?

Weight As Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer

Scientists continue to search for ways to reduce cancer risk, and a leading authority on the subject released a new report shining light on one possible culprit.

Removing Ovaries May Help Save Lives

Many young women today don’t worry too much about how old they will be when they have children. But for women with the gene for breast cancer, waiting to decide might have dire consequences.

An Aspirin a Day May Keep Ovarian Cancer Away

Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers of women's reproductive systems. However, a simple over-the-counter medication regimen may aid in preventing this cancer.

New Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Recommendations

Because her mother had ovarian cancer, actress, director and humanitarian Angelina Jolie underwent genetic testing. Should you? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its latest recommendations.

The Genetics of Menopause

Women who have mutations in the BRCA genes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Research has suggested that women with these altered genes may also have problems conceiving children and that they go through menopause earlier than women without the defective genes.

The Pill and Cancer Risks

Women who carry mutations in the BRCA genes have higher risks for both breast and ovarian cancer. One way to reduce these risks is to have both their ovaries and breasts surgically removed. A new analysis looked at another possible way — birth control pills.

Double-Pronged Attack on Ovarian Cancer

Sometimes cancer needs more than one kind of treatment to shrink or disappear. That’s why treatment often includes a mixture of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. In a recent study, ovarian cancer responded to a double-pronged attack.

What You Need to Know Before Ovarian Surgery

About one out of 70 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime. Surgically removing the ovaries is one way to prevent this cancer.

Telling Your Kids About Your Cancer Risk

Let's say breast cancer runs in your family. So you decide to have genetic testing to learn your risks. The results of your test will affect your children. Would you tell your children the results or not?