Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in a female's ovaries. It often has no symptoms in the early stages and goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and belly. At this later stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and can be fatal. Later stages are associated with symptoms, but those symptoms can be non-specific, such as loss of appetite and weight loss. Surgery and chemotherapy are generally used to attempt to treat ovarian cancer.
Fewer than half of women survive 5 years after an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Donations you make through the Kicks for Cancer website help fund ovarian cancer early detection and other ovarian cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Program is part of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, which provides world-class care to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Dana-Farber is also a research leader in the biology and treatment of this disease.
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