Ovarian cancer is one of the common cancers in women after menopause at around the age of 60 years. Though the exact reason for the development of the ovarian cancer is not known, few tips can help to prevent this disease.
Research has indicated that having one or more full-term pregnancies (specifically before the age of 26) and breast feeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. Studies have shown that usage of contraceptive pills for the minimum period of 3 to 6 months reduces the risk. Usage of injectable contraceptive hormone for three or more years further decreases the chances. Maintaining a healthy weight and moderate physical exercise is also the key to keep ovarian cancer away.
Regular checkups including blood and imaging tests can help to keep a check on your health if you have family or personal history of ovarian cancer or breast cancer or have undergone hormone therapy, fertility or infertility treatment.
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