Women's Health

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Lowering ovarian cancer risk

Surgery is the most common form of treatment for a majority of ovarian cancers. The type of surgery you require depends on the stage of your cancer as well as your overall health. For this reason, it is important to talk with your doctor about what is right for you.

While it is not possible to prevent ovarian cancer from occurring or recurring, you can take steps to lower your risk and ensure your well-being:

  • Undergo recommended genetic testing
  • Exercise on a regular basis to remain physically active
  • Maintain a healthy weight by eating healthy foods rich in nutrients
  • Avoid or quit smoking
  • Take birth control pills