Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth-ranking cancer in industrialized countries, after breast, lung, colorectal and endometrial cancer. It is also the leading cause of death from gynecological cancer. Its incidence is lowest in Japan, and highest in Scandinavian countries. Fortunately, ovarian cancer is not a common disease. It is often known as the "whispering disease", or "silent killer". Ovarian cancer is insidious. It is generally found in women of around 56 years of age and, unfortunately, is often at an advanced stage because its initial symptoms are very imprecise. As the ovaries lie deep in the pelvis and are not easily accessible, abnormalities are difficult to see and symptoms only appear late in the process.

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