Debunking 7 myths around ovarian cancer

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Ovarian cancer often goes undetected due to minor symptoms. Image courtesy: Shutterstock


(Health Shots) — Ovarian cancer, which arises in the ovaries, is the third most prevalent type of cancer in Indian women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has reached the pelvis and abdomen. This makes it difficult to detect cancer and start treatment. Major misconceptions, anxiety, and confusion regarding ovarian cancer are typically brought on by a lack of knowledge.

If you want to be able to recognize the situation early, then you should be aware of these myths about ovarian cancer. Early detection is crucial, as it can increase survival rates.

Myth 1: A young woman cannot suffer from ovarian cancer

Fact: Anyone, regardless of age, can develop this malignancy. Now, even younger women in the 30 to 40 age range could contract it. (…)

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