The site explains that the risk of ovarian cancer increases steeply from around the age of 45, and is greatest in those aged between 75 and 79 years.
Inherited faulty genes is another uncontrollable risk factor. Between 15 percent of cases are caused by inherited faulty genes, specifically versions of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene. Faults with this gene also increase the risk of breast cancer.
Using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), can also increase the risk of ovarian cancer, although Cancer research UK urges women to remember that the risk is small, and the benefits of HRT greatly outweigh the risk.
Like many forms of cancer, smoking, asbestos and being overweight can increase your risk, so making simple lifestyle changes are an easy way to reduce your risk.
Published at Sun, 19 Dec 2021 23:06:06 +0000