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How do other illnesses affect ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer primarily affects older women who may have other illnesses including congestive heart failure, liver disease, diabetes, or other types of cancer. These other illnesses can affect survival, possibly because of the impact on treatment options. For instance, ovarian cancer often requires surgery, which can be more risky in someone with heart failure. Other illnesses can increase your risk of getting ovarian cancer. These include genetic conditions such as Cowden's Disease or Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome.

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