September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. I want to share with you five simple ways to decrease your risk of Ovarian Cancer. I also want to share with you how to recognize symptoms and when to call the doctor.

There has been a lot of research on several risk factors that will increase women’s chances of developing epithelial ovarian cancer.

  1. Family History

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Women with a mother, sister, grandmother or aunt who has had ovarian cancer have a higher risk of developing the disease. Therefore, it is important to have regular gynecology visits and have annual pap smears regularly.

  1. Obesity

Obesity has been connected to the risk .Obesity is 2 number 3 is Estrogen hormone replacement therapy, 4. Smoking and drinking cut out cigarette and alcohol and finally 5. Stop using powder mainly talcum powder down there.