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Ovarian cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common in women with regular periods. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.

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Ovariectomy

Ovariectomy is the surgical removal of one or both ovaries, usually performed to treat an ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer or other ovary-related problem.

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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is most common in women aged over 50. Find out about the different types and the symptoms, which can be difficult to recognise.

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Just diagnosed with ovarian cancer

If you just diagnosed with ovarian cancer your doctor will explain the treatment options to you.for ovarian cancer usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Find out about treatment options for ovarian cancer.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 5 girls and women in their reproductive years.

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Laparoscopic oophorectomy

A laproscopic ophorectomy is an operation to remove one of or both your ovaries, most commonly because of an ovarian cyst.

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Female reproductive system

The female reproductive system involves organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones.

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Perimenopause

Perimenopause takes place as most women’s ovaries gradually stop working over a period of years, producing fewer eggs and releasing less of the hormones than usual. Learn more about how perimenopause affects women here.

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Ovarian cancer treatment

Treatment for ovarian cancer usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Find out about treatment options for ovarian cancer.

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Ovarian cancer diagnosis

A physical examination for ovarian cancer involves checking for any lumps or masses and doing an internal examination. Find out about how ovarian cancer is diagnosed.

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Recovering from ovarian cancer surgery

Many women with ovarian cancer will have major surgery and will usually stay in hospital for up to a week after surgery for ovarian cancer. Learn how to manage with ovarian cancer.

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