U.S. News & World Report: Ovarian cancer causes, diagnosis and treatments

The University of Cincinnati's Amanda Jackson, MD, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about ovarian cancer risk factors and prevention.

“In most cases, the cause of ovarian cancer is unknown,” Jackson, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center physician-researcher and associate professor, division chief and vice chair in the UC College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Jackson said the most common risk factor of ovarian cancer is increasing age, with additional risk factors including asbestos exposure, using fertility treatments and smoking and alcohol use.

“Since there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, patients are encouraged to speak to their doctor if they have any signs of ovarian cancer such as bloating, early fullness after eating, new constipation or nausea or unintentional weight loss,” Jackson said.

Read the U.S. News & World Report article.

Featured photo at top: ovarian cancer tumor in animal model. Photo/National Cancer Institute.

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