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Menopause and Hot Flashes-Ovarian Cancer

Sep 11th 2011 at 8:44 AM

What Is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in a woman's ovaries.
Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death among women.
It most often occurs in women who are older than 50. In fact, according
to the American Cancer Society, over half of those diagnosed with ovarian
cancer are over the age of 63.

When found in its earliest stages, ovarian cancer can be cured 90% to 95%
of the time. Unfortunately, early ovarian cancer is hard to detect. Many
cases of ovarian cancer are found after the cancer has spread to other organs.
In these cases, the cancer is much more difficult to treat and cure.

What Causes Ovarian Cancer?T

The cause of ovarian cancer is not yet known. You have an increased risk of ovarian cancer if you:

Have a family history of ovarian cancer
Have never been pregnant
Are over the age of 50, since the likelihood of developing ovarian cancer increases as you age.

All of these facts are provided for you to better know and understand how
you can cope with menopause and hot flashes. Plus you know your target range
for being more at a risk.

Thank you for reading and visiting. Don't hesitate to leave a comment, question or suggestion below this post.

Ann Moses


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