There are ways to reduce your risk factors for ovarian
cancer. You may want to consider looking into the research
and finding a good strategy that works for you. The
following are a few ideas on prevention tactics you might
want to add to your life so you can reduce your risk of
developing ovarian cancer.
The easiest way to reduce your chance of ovarian cancer
is to take oral contraceptives or birth control pills.
Studies have found that these medicines have reduced the
risks of ovarian cancer by over fifty percent for women who
have taken them for three or more years. Those who have
undergone genetic screening and have found that they have
mutations of the genes that cause ovarian cancer may also
get additional benefits but more study by doctors is needed
to confirm this.
Another option is the tying of the fallopian tubes. This
option can help significantly reduce your risks of ovarian
cancer by two-thirds, that’s sixty-six percent. This is
also a good option for those women who are sure they don’t
want kids anymore.
Some studies have shown that hysterectomies will also
decrease the risk of ovarian cancer. However, it is not
recommend to have this procedure done unless that is a good
medical reason to do so. If a woman has already been
through menopause or is nearing menopause then it may be a
good idea to have the ovaries removed through a
In addition, those who have more than one child and
breast feed them for more than one year have been found to
have a reduced risk of developing ovarian cancer.
However, no matter what it is always best to discuss the
issues of ovarian cancer prevention with you doctor. They
will be able to provide you with screening and a strategic
plan to help reduce your risks of ovarian cancer. However,
before speaking to your doctor it is a good idea to know
your options so you can have time to think over what you
would like to do.