Women's Health

Ovarian Cancer Is Not Just an Older Woman's Disease

Final thoughts: Be proactive

In rare cases like Kimberly’s, there may be nothing that you can do other than seek out answers and come to a quick diagnosis. In other cases, it pays to know the risk factors associated with ovarian cancer and to be proactive in being screened, even if you are not at the age that you might begin to be suspicious of cancer. Over the last twenty years, the rate at which women have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer has decreased slowly, but until the day that there is either no more cancer, or a cure, all women should be proactive and conscious of their risk of having to go through what Kimberly and her family went through.