Ovarian cancer

There are many types of ovarian cancer but by far and away the most common is epithelial cancer. This usually develops in a woman in her fifties or sixties, but can occasionally present in a younger woman. It is usually ‘silent’ to start with, only developing symptoms of pain when it is quite far advanced. Many centres around the world are trying to develop screening programmes to try and spot the disease earlier, so as to improve the chances of survival from this cancer.

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