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About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, the two female reproductive glands located on either side of the uterus. The ovaries are composed of three distinct cell types: epithelial cells, germ cells and stromal cells.

Currently, ovarian cancer is the second most common type of gynecologic cancer. Because the symptoms of ovarian cancer are often overlooked or mistaken for common illnesses, this disease often goes undiagnosed until it progresses to more advanced stages. At that point, it is typically more widespread and more difficult to treat.