Ovarian cancer - information and support

Ovarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grown abnormally and develop into cancer. The ovaries are two small organs that form part of the female reproductive system, so this type of cancer only affects women and girls. You can find more information about ovaries on this page from Ovarian Cancer Australia. 

The article also offers information about the four main types of ovarian cancer:

You can find out more about the symptoms of ovarian cancer in this article from Chicago Health Online. Ovarian Cancer Australia also have information about symptoms of ovarian cancer here.  This article also details the different tests which are used to diagnose ovarian cancer, and these may include:

  • Physical examination.
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Other imaging tests

Ovarian Cancer Australia has a Resilience Kit available to support patients with ovarian cancer. You may also look to wish at the various support services available on Cancer Advisor.


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