The main risk and protective factors for ovarian cancers include modifiable and non-modifiable parameters including familial genetic syndromes, demographic factors, medical conditions, and hormonal factors. The risk factors for fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers are similar to those of ovarian cancer.
|Factor Type||Risk Factor||Protective Factor||References|
Personal history of breast or endometrial cancer
Family history of ovarian cancer (1st or 2nd degree)
BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations
|Oral contraceptive use
|[2, 11, 14]|
Updated: June 8, 2018