Announcement: GCF Releases Ovarian Cancer Risk Brochure

March 12, 2009

A new GCF brochure details the risk of ovarian cancer for all women.Understanding Your Risks of Ovarian Cancer: A Woman’s Guide outlines the symptoms of ovarian cancer, describes personal levels of risks for average women, as well as those with increased risk, and offers screening and prevention strategies that can reduce the risk.

While the risk of ovarian cancer increases with age, especially around the time of menopause, all women have an up to 1 in 70 lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. This brochure lists the risk factors for women at average risk, slightly increased risk, moderately increased risk and very increased risk. Importantly, the lifetime risk of an ovarian cancer diagnosis is included for each group.

Funded by Project Hope for Ovarian Cancer Research and Education,Understanding Your Risks of Ovarian Cancer: A Woman’s Guide provides useful information to all women because it both describes the symptoms of ovarian cancer and allows each woman to assess her personal risks for the disease. Based upon her assessment of risk, the brochure then offers steps she can take to reduce risk, and, in some instances, prevent ovarian cancer.

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