7. Overproduction of androgens
When the ovaries produce too much testosterone there can be problems. High androgen serum levels increase risk for ovarian cancer. There can be a shift in hormonal levels after menopause that can lead to this imbalance.
Michigan Medicine’s Comprehensive Cancer Center lists androgen as a risk factor. Women who took Danazol, a drug that increases androgen levels, had an increased risk of ovarian cancer.