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[o-vuh-ree] reproductive organ in the female pelvis. Normally a woman has 2 ovaries. They contain the eggs (ova) that, when joined with sperm, can result in pregnancy. Ovaries are also the main source of estrogen, the main female sex hormone. See also estrogen, ova, sperm.

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How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?

... test done if a problem with the ovaries is suspected ... Ultrasound can be useful
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Ovarian cancer

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How is ovarian cancer treated?

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What's new in ovarian cancer research and treatment?

... This theory has important implications for preventing ovarian cancer because
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What is ovarian cancer?

... Ovarian cancer is cancer that begins in the ovaries ... The ovaries are also the
main source of the female ... One ovary is on each side of the uterus in the ...


How is ovarian cancer treated?

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ovarian cancer. How is ovarian cancer treated? About treatment. ...


What's new in ovarian cancer research?

... of life an average woman with a BRCA gene change might gain by having
both ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent ovarian cancer from ...


What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer?

... A hysterectomy (removing the uterus without removing the ovaries) also seems
to reduce the risk of getting ovarian cancer by about one-third. ...