Ovarian cancer prevention
You can lower your risk of cancer by committing to practices that build a healthy lifestyle. These recommendations can lower your risk for this disease, as well as improve your overall basic health.
Avoid using tobacco products. Tobacco has been tied to multiple cancers, and it is responsible for 90 percent of lung cancer deaths.
Stay physically active. Your physical activity is related to risk for colon and breast cancer. Excess weight gained from inactivity increases the risk of multiple cancers.
Limit alcohol consumption. It is important to be mindful of your alcohol consumption. Alcohol intake, even in moderate amounts, can increase the risk for colon, breast, esophageal, and oropharyngeal cancer.
It is always beneficial to be proactive in understanding your health. Learn more about our Cancer Screening Program and events.
The UK Markey Cancer Center Ovarian Screening Program was started in 1987 and provides free annual sonographic screenings to women at risk for ovarian cancer. For more information about the program, call toll free 800-766-8279 or 859-323-4687.
For more information on diagnosis, treatment and more of ovarian cancer, visit our ovarian cancer information pages below.