Get to know your body and speak to your GP if you suspect anything is wrong.
Evidence suggests taking the contraceptive pill reduces your risk and a few lifestyle factors can increase your chances of developing ovarian cancer.
These are smoking, obesity, giving birth to your first child after 30, not having any children, not breastfeeding, and using HRT.
The vaccine, which is routinely given to girls aged 12 and 13 in England, protects against cervical cancer but there is currently no equivalent vaccine available to protect women from developing ovarian cancer.
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