Learn about the risk factors for ovarian cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
However, the cause of most ovarian cancer is unknown. Many women we interviewed had heard that it seems to be more common in women who have not had .
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells in the ovaries grow and multiply uncontrollably
Between 5 and 15 out of 100 ovarian cancers (5 to 15%) are caused by an inherited faulty gene. Inherited genes that increase the risk of ovarian cancer include .
The exact causes of ovarian cancer are not known, but the likelihood of developing the disease may be higher if a woman has one or more ovarian risk factors.