What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

A businesswoman thinking, with her hands folded and her index fingers pressed against her lipsWomen of color tend to have worse survival rates for ovarian cancer. Also, although survival rates for Caucasian women have improved modestly over the past four decades, there has been little improvement for others.

Why is there such a major difference when it comes to developing and surviving ovarian cancer? No one yet knows the answer, but educating women on the ailment and starting a dialogue with healthcare professionals is a good place to start.

What Is Ovarian Cancer?

This cancer begins in the ovaries, the twin organs that produce a woman’s eggs and the main source of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Treatments for ovarian cancer have become more effective in recent years, with the best results seen when the disease is found early.

So, What Are The Symptoms?