Can ovarian cancer be prevented?

Scientists know of some things that can raise a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, but these don’t explain all cases. Right now, doctors and scientists do not know of a way to prevent ovarian cancer.

Things that may increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer include:

  • Increasing age
  • Family history
  • History of breast cancer
  • Hormone replacement therapy

Some things that may prevent ovarian cancer include:

  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Tubal ligation (having the fallopian tubes tied or blocked)
  • Removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes

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