Ovarian cancer occurs in only 3 percent of women, but its high mortality rate is alarming. Ovarian cancer takes place in the ovaries. The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. Women have two ovaries, one on either side of the uterus. They produce eggs as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Because ovarian cancer does not always have specific symptoms, it is often discovered in its later stages and is frequently fatal. However, if women pay attention to their bodies, take note of irregularities, and have regular checks with the gynecologist, they will have a higher chance of catching and treating this cancer early.