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Can ovarian cancer be caused by enviornmental factors like chemicals?

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Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly: We do not know the precise answer to this question. However, it is reasonable to suspect that there may be a relationship in some cases at least. For instance, we know that women who have tubal sterilization for birth control are at decreased risk of developing ovarina cancer. It is thought that this may be due to blocking of environmental chemicals from reaching the ovary through the tube.
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