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Does the risk of ovarian cancer increase after menopause?

Barbara A. Goff, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
Watch as gynecologic oncologist Dr. Barbara Goff explains whether or not the risk of ovarian cancer increases after menopause.
Donnica Moore, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Watch as women's health expert and advocate Dr. Donnica Moore explains why the risk of ovarian cancer increases after menopause.


The risk of ovarian cancer increases with age, occurring mostly in women older than 50. At that point in life, many women are in menopause, but menopause itself does not increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

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