Ovarian cancer is a serious disease. If we know the risk factors and causes then we can minimize the risk of ovarian cancer. Heredity also plays a role in ovarian cancer. Know more about the risk factors.
Is ovarian cancer hereditary
For a woman with no family history of ovarian cancer, the chances of developing it are 1.4%. However,
if one member of the family has been affected, the chances of getting this
disease rise to 6%. And if 2 or 3 close relatives have had the disease,
the family may be part of the hereditary cancer syndrome.
Is age an important
Although this disease is more common
in women over the age of 40 and post-menopausal women, this disease has
been known to strike the much younger women also, even 18-year olds.
Does diet play a role
There does appear to be a link between
ovarian cancer and diets that are heavy in saturated fats. If you
are in a high-risk category it is advisable to cut down on red meats and
dairy products, especially whole fat milk.
Is there a link between
fertility drugs and ovarian cancer
According to research conducted by
the University of Washington, women who took the fertility drug 'clomiphene'
for a year or longer were 11 times more likely to contract this disease.
However, this could also indicate that the infertility itself was a cause
of ovarian cancer. Much more research needs to be done in this area
in order to draw conclusive links.
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