Lower Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer
You cannot always prevent ovarian cancer, but you may be able to lower your risk in a few ways:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Breastfeed any children you have
- Use birth control pills
- Undergo hysterectomy if you have a family history of reproductive or breast cancers
You should always talk to your doctor about your risks before undergoing any surgical procedures. Hysterectomy is not the right choice for every woman.
Ellis Medicine and Roswell Park experts can work with you to help you understand your risk for ovarian cancer and find the right prevention strategy for you.