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Ovarian cancer overview

Every year around 6,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer occurs when a cancerous tumour forms in a woman’s ovary. In most cases, there are no known causes. Symptoms are often vague, but common ovarian cancer symptoms include ongoing pain or cramps in the stomach or back, increased abdominal girth, and nausea and bloating. Depending on the cancer stage, ovarian cancer treatment includes surgery and chemotherapy and occasionally radiotherapy.

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Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the menopause, even for just a few years, have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a major review of available literature on the subject.

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