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Ovarian Cancer; Five Simple Ways to Decrease your Risk

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Ovarian Cancer; Five Simple Ways to Decrease your Risk


September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. I want to share with you five simple ways to decrease your risk of Ovarian Cancer. I also want to share with you how to recognize symptoms and when to call the doctor.

There has been a lot of research on several risk factors that will increase women’s chances of developing epithelial ovarian cancer.

1. Family History

Women with a mother, sister, grandmother or aunt who has had ovarian cancer have a higher risk of developing the disease. Therefore, it is important to have regular gynecology visits and have annual pap smears regularly.

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Please read original article Ovarian Cancer; Five Simple Ways to Decrease your Risk posted on Healthy Black Girls on 27 September 2018 | 3:48 pm —

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