Ovarian Cancer: 10 Things to Know
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Ovarian cancer facts

Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of cancers affecting American women. Each year in the United States, more than 20,000 women find out they have ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, only 1 in 5 will be in an early stage at diagnosis. Here are some of the most important things to know about ovarian cancer.


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