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My risk of developing ovarian cancer is increased if:

  • my mother has the disease
  • my sister has the disease
  • I have breast cancer
  • all of the above

Symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • headaches
  • shooting pains in the legs
  • pelvic or abdominal swelling, bloating or a feeling of fullness
  • extreme sweating

An oophorectomy is:

  • the surgical removal of the cervix
  • the surgical removal of one or both ovaries
  • a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in which a small amount of radiation is directed at the cancerous tissue
  • an instrument used to view the ovaries

Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat because:

  • it's a fast growing, deadly disease
  • it doesn't respond to modern medical techniques
  • most cases are diagnosed at a later stage
  • health care professionals have a hard time pinpointing its exact location

Taxol is a drug that:

  • is used to counteract the effects of chemotherapy
  • reduces your pain caused by ovarian cancer
  • is a first-line treatment for ovarian cancer
  • all of the above