Causes of Ovarian Cancer
Just like most cancers, the cause of ovarian cancer is also not known for certain. There are several factors that may increase the risk of a woman to get this cancer. These factors include:
- Age. Ovarian cancer tends to occur in women aged 50 years and over.
- Genetic. The risk for ovarian cancer will increase if you have family members with ovarian cancer or breast cancer. Similarly, in women who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are inherited genetic mutations.
- Estrogen hormone replacement therapy (Esterogen Hormone Replacement Therapy), especially when done in the long term and with high doses.
- Suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
- Never get pregnant.
- Being overweight or obese.
- Experiencing the menstrual cycle before the age of 12 years and menopause after the age of 50 years.
- Underwent fertility therapy.
- Using IUD contraceptives.