What is Ovarian Cancer?
Women have 2 ovaries, each the size of a walnut. These are located in the pelvis on either side of the womb. The ovaries contain eggs and produce the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer can occur as a malignant tumour in one or both ovaries. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Singapore.*
* Singapore Cancer Registry, Interim Annual Registry Report, Trends in Cancer Incidence in Singapore 2010-2014