Women's health 40-60

Ovarian cancer

  • Ovarian cancer affects the 2 small organs (ovaries) that store the eggs needed to make babies.
  • Anyone with ovaries can get ovarian cancer, but it mostly affects those over 50.
  • Sometimes ovarian cancer runs in families.
  • The symptoms of ovarian cancer, such as bloating, are not always obvious.
  • Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed late, but early diagnosis can mean it is more treatable.