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U-M research on lifetime risk of ovarian cancer may help women make informed decisions

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:45
The average lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is approximately 1.37 percent in non-Hispanic white women in the United States, but there are women at substantially higher and lower risk, according to the researchers, led by Celeste Leigh Pearce, associate professor of epidemiology.

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The Gynecologic Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides diagnosis and treatment to those with all types of gynecologic cancer, including vaginal and vulvar cancer. The Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Clinic follows a team approach to care.

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At the present time, there's no specific way to prevent, or screen for, ovarian cancer, but there are ways to reduce your risk

Most women have one or more risk factors for ovarian cancer. But most of the common factors only slightly increase your risk, so they only partly explain the frequency of the disease. So far, what is known about risk factors has not translated into practical ways to prevent most cases of ovarian cancer.


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