What can women after menopause do to prevent ovarian cancer?

Be sure you see your doctor annually for a pelvic exam and make sure to discuss any unusual symptoms like bleeding, discharge, swelling, or pain. If you have any family history of ovarian cancer or carry the BRCA gene, be sure and let your doctor know. To decrease the risk of ovarian cancer, do not use excessive talcum powder near the vaginal area. Also, to prevent not only ovarian cancer, but also other cancers, eat a healthy diet with low-fat options and nutritional fruits and vegetables.
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