Symptoms of ovarian cancer

Symptoms can include feeling full quickly, bloating, an increased tummy size or needing to wee more often. Find out more about these and other symptoms.

Risks and causes

Factors that increase the risk of ovarian cancer include getting older and inherited faulty genes. Read about these and other risk factors.

Types of ovarian cancer

Most ovarian cancers start in the cells covering the ovaries and are called epithelial ovarian cancers. Other rare types include germ cell tumours, stromal tumours and sarcomas.

Stages and grades

Read about the different stages and grades of ovarian cancer. They help your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist, and the tests you might have for ovarian cancer.


The main treatments for ovarian cancer are surgery and chemotherapy.


Survival depends on many factors including the stage and type of your ovarian cancer. Find out more about survival for the different stages of ovarian cancer.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about research into ovarian cancer, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Living with ovarian cancer

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer.

Advanced cancer

Advanced cancer means the cancer has spread outside the ovary. It may have spread within the pelvis or abdomen, or further away to other parts of the body such as the lungs.

Last reviewed: 
12 Dec 2018

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