Ovarian cancer risks can be increased as a result of the following factors:
– Infertility or not giving birth
– Women above the age of 50
– Some studies have advised that the use of fertility medications, can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. However these study results are not proven to be consistent over a longer period of time.
– People with European or Ashkenazi Jewish heritage are at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, in comparison to African American or Asian women.
– Exposing the genitals on a regular basis to talc, or an overall exposure to Asbestos.
– Abnormal irradiation of the lower abdominal area (where the pelvis is)
– Certain viruses with particular focus on the mumps virus.