Women's Health

The 10 Most Dangerous Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

Ionizing radiation

6. Ionizing radiation

X-rays and gamma radiation are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a probable cause of ovarian cancer. Many other types of cancers are recognized to be possibly caused by ionizing radiation also.

The Center for Environmental Health Studies state there is a connection to the disease and evidence among atomic bomb survivors and women exposed to external radiation in particular workplaces.