We May Have Been Looking For Ovarian Cancer in The Wrong Place

A new study looking at how ovarian cancer starts has suggested it takes hold in the fallopian tubes, between the ovaries and the uterus, rather than in the ovaries themselves.

This discovery could transform the way we detect and treat this deadly disease. Ovarian cancer is notoriously hard to catch early and is usually well-developed by the time it’s discovered – so catching it earlier could be crucial in saving lives.

With ovarian cancer the fifth most deadly among women, and 10-year survival rates below 30 percent, thousands of lives could be saved each year if we can catch ovarian cancer – or maybe fallopian tube cancer – earlier.


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