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What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in or around an ovary begin to grow uncontrollably. These cancerous cells form tumors that impede normal ovarian function and can apply pressure to or displace surrounding organs. This pressure can cause pain and discomfort as an early signal of ovarian cancer.

An ovary is one of the two small glands found on each side of a woman's uterus. They are responsible for producing eggs as well as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are involved in reproductive development and regulate the menstrual cycle.



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