Ovarian Cancer: Get Checked before It’s Too Late

ovariesOvarian cancer begins when cells in the affected ovary begin to mutate irregularly, forming a tumor. These cancer cells can separate from the original tumor and spread to other parts of the body. There are three main types of ovarian cancer: epithelial tumors (they begin in the tissue surrounding the ovaries), stromal tumors (they begin in the ovarian tissue that produces hormones), and germ cell tumors (they begin in the egg-producing cells).