Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a malignant disease affecting the ovaries (egg-producing organs) of women. It is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in females and has an incidence of about 1,4 percent of the population. The average age at diagnosis is mid-50s. Learn more about ovarian cancer symptoms and treatment here.

Does baby powder cause ovarian cancer?

Last month a jury in St. Louis awarded more than $70 million to a California woman who said she used Johnson's Baby Powder for decades until her ovarian cancer diagnosis.

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