• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Understanding ovarian cancer

September 15, 2017

a medical illustration of ovarian cancerUnderstanding ovarian cancer
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to brush up on the facts and signs of this disease. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, it's more difficult to treat and frequently is fatal. What do you know about ovarian cancer?

Is ovarian cancer still possible after a hysterectomy?
You still have a risk of ovarian cancer or a type of cancer that acts just like it (primary peritoneal cancer) if you've had a hysterectomy. Your risk depends on the type of hysterectomy you had. Learn more from Dr. Yvonne Butler Tobah, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN.

Living with metastatic breast cancer 
If you have metastatic breast cancer, you probably have questions about treatment options, support networks and more. Here are some resources that may help you.

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