Symptoms of ovarian cancer

Find out about possible symptoms of ovarian cancer and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

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

Types of ovarian cancer

Find out about different types of ovarian cancer. Also includes information about primary peritoneal cancer, fallopian tube cancer and borderline ovarian tumours.

Stages and grades

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


The main treatments for ovarian cancer are surgery and chemotherapy.

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.

Risks and causes

Read about the factors that can increase or reduce your risk of ovarian cancer.


Find out about survival for ovarian cancer. Survival depends on many factors so you can only use these figures as a guide.

Last reviewed: 
27 Apr 2016

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