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How is ovarian cancer caused?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No one cause

There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified.
Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer.

In brief: No one cause

There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified.
Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Also

If familial, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer all lie on the braca gene.

In brief: Also

If familial, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer all lie on the braca gene.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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