Ovarian Cancer Facts

Ovarian Cancer Facts – Research & Support On Ovarian Diseases

I’m glad you’re here. Whether you have a family history of ovarian cancer, or you have some unusual physical symptoms you’re concerned about, or just want to learn more, this is the only site on the web written exclusively by researchers in the field. The best part? You get cutting-edge information in language you can understand.

An Insider’s Perspective

Hi, I am Maria Gonzalez, a PhD student at the Garvan Institute in Sydney Australia and I have spent the last three years researching the early stage’s of ovarian cancer. My research is focused toward developing an early diagnostic test that will undoubtedly save lives. As a scientist in the field, I have access to the latest information on ovarian diseases only accessible to researchers and doctors, and I want to share it with you.

The Silent Killer

Chances are, you know someone who has had ovarian cancer. Globally, over 204,000 people are diagnosed each year. Plus, it is the eighth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. Ranking fifth in cancer deaths among women, it accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. What makes this cancer so dangerous? If caught early, it is very treatable, but most of us don’t know any of the symptoms. Take charge of your health by learning what you can do to prevent and recognize the earliest warning signs.

Could I be Next?

Invasive ovarian related cancer can affect any woman. While it occurs primarily in older women, younger women may be affected as well. A woman’s risk of getting this diagnosis during her lifetime is about 1 in 71. A family history of cancer does raise your risk. Learn more about risk factors, and what steps you can take to lower your risk and learn about early symptoms.

How much do you know about ovarian cancer?

The four words you don’t want to hear

“You have ovarian cancer”

Obviously you are going to be overwhelmed by a flood of emotions the moment you hear a diagnosis of cancer. The following information is designed to help you navigate your journey with the best information and resources that helped other cancer patients when they faced the same challenge. Few people can hear the word “cancer” and not feel a pang of fear. You are not alone. The best thing to do is start here and learn everything you can to take control of your health. Get started now. 

Maria Gonzalez

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