Heading to the final part (at least for now), we have ovarian cancer together with its causes and prevention.
Again, exact cause to this cancer is not known yet, but we have listed out its risk factors.
- Age. Higher aged women tend to have ovarian cancer.
- Reproductive history. Giving birth to a child after age of 35 or never having children have higher risk than those experienced full term pregnancy before.
- Breastfeeding. It reduces risk of getting ovarian cancer.
- Breast cancer. Women that had breast cancer before are at higher risk of getting ovarian cancer.
- Hormone therapy. Taking this therapy after menopause can increase ovarian cancer risk.
- Obesity. Obese women tend to get ovarian cancer than those non-obese ones.
There is no known way to prevent this cancer, but lifestyle choices may help.
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
- Regular exercising.
- Maintain healthy BMI.
- Taking oral birth control pills
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