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Does the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Increase After Menopause?

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The risk of ovarian cancer does increase after menopause in small part because of menopause itself and the hormonal changes associated with menopause, but in large part just because of aging. The older we get, the more at risk we are for ovarian cancer. The average age of first diagnosis is 63. However, younger women can also get ovarian cancers, so we shouldn't forget that 4% of women with ovarian cancer are under the age of 35.