Cancer Research UK says there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer.

A risk factor is anything that can increase your risk of cancer. A protective factor is anything that lowers the risk of cancer.

It explains: “As with most cancers, ovarian cancer becomes more common as you get older. The risk of ovarian cancer increases steeply from around 45 years. And is greatest in those aged between 75 and 79 years.”

The charity states: “Smoking can increase the risk of certain types of ovarian cancer such as mucinous ovarian cancer. The longer you have smoked, the greater the risk.”



Post source: Daily Express

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