Genital Cancers in Women: Ovarian Cancer.

  title={Genital Cancers in Women: Ovarian Cancer.},
  author={Angela L Kuznia and Michelle A Roett},
  journal={FP essentials},
More than 20,000 US women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. The average lifetime risk is 1.3%, but risk increases with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations (40% and 18% risk, respectively, by age 70 years) or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome (12% lifetime risk). Other risk factors include smoking, possibly past clomiphene use, and more years of ovulation. Symptoms are nonspecific. Abdominal pain is most common; others include pelvic pain, bloating, and early satiety. When… CONTINUE READING