Women's Health

The 10 Most Dangerous Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

Overproduction of androgens

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.