Monday, September 7, 2015

You Can Reduce Your Risk

Yesterday’s post listed what increased a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer. Now let’s look at the flip side and list what things can reduce your risk of ovarian cancer
  • Use of oral contraceptive
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Bilateral tubal ligation (close the fallopian tubes) and hysterectomy( removal of the uterus)
  • Prophylactic Oopherectomy (removal of both ovaries even if there is no sign of cancer) decreased a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by 2/3rds.
  • Diet : dietary recommendations are still uncertain with studies unable to confirm results. A healthy diet with vegetables is recommended. By eating a healthy diet you are also reducing your risk for other cancers and heart disease.

Every Day is a Blessing! 

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