March 31, 2023 Word for Word Media

Genetic counsellor, Monica Araujo, helps us understand the hereditary risk and factors for developing ovarian cancer.

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What is ovarian cancer? The ovaries are a pair of female organs that produce hormones and eggs for sexual reproduction. In ovarian cancer, certain cells in the ovary become abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to form a tumour. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells make new cells that aren’t needed by the body and don’t die when they should. Cancer cells can also grow into other tissues. Over…