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Reduce Your Chances
Of Getting Ovarian Cancer

 

 

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Ovarian cancer is not preventable, however the following list* will help to reduce risks of ovarian cancer. It’s also important to talk to your health professional about other things you could be doing: 

  • Using birth control pills for five or more years.
  • Having had a tubal ligation (getting your tubes tied), both ovaries removed, or a hysterectomy (an operation in which the uterus, and sometimes the cervix, is removed).
  • Giving birth.
  • Breastfeeding. Some studies suggest that women who breastfeed for a year or more may have a modestly reduced risk of ovarian cancer.* 

*Not recommended for everybody because there are risks and benefits associated with each.

 

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Resource: CDC