Ovarian cancerOverview

Ovarian cancer, or cancer of the ovaries, is 1 of the most common types of cancer in women.


Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that affects the ovaries.


Symptoms of ovarian cancer include feeling bloated all the time, a swollen tummy and tummy pain.


Things that can increase your risk of ovarian cancer include being over 50 and a family history of ovarian or breast cancer.


The main treatment for ovarian cancer is surgery to remove the cancer and chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Page last reviewed: 30/01/2017
Next review due: 30/01/2020