Ovarian Cancer »

… frequent among women in their 60s, but can develop from the mid-30s onwards. There is probably a genetic component to the disease, those with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer seem to be more at risk. It also seems to affect more women who have never been pregnant and not used oral contraception.

Preventative action

There is no satisfactory general screening procedure as is routinely available for cervical cancer. However, those women with a family history of the …