Your Ovaries

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors

 

Click the Ovarian Cancer Risk Calculator Tool from The Siteman Cancer Center to help determine if you have any risks.

Factors That May Or May Not Increase Your Risk 

Your age.

Your genes: The same inherited gene mutations that increase the likelihood of breast cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2 also significantly increase ovarian cancer risk.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)Especially with estrogen  for a prolonged period raises your risk. 

Your health history: Never being pregnant, having infertility treatments, using an IUD for birth control or having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may also be risk factors. 

Smoking: If you are a smoker, here’s how you can quit now.

Resources: Memorial Sloan Kettering and American Cancer Society