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Ovarian cancer overview

Every year more than 7,000 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 persistent pelvic and abdominal pain, increased abdominal size, nausea and persistent bloating. Depending on the cancer stage, ovarian cancer treatment includes surgery and chemotherapy and occasionally radiotherapy.

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Mum's ovarian cancer risk declines with each baby

A woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer may depend on how many children she has had or whether she has been sterilised, according to research being presented at a UK cancer conference.

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