Ovarian cancer is a kind of cancer that begins within the ovaries. The female reproductive system has two ovaries, one side is the uterus. The ovaries, one about the size of an almond produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Ovarian cancer usually goes undetected until it has spread inside the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is harder to treat and is frequently fatal. At the early stage ovarian cancer, in which the disease is confined to the ovary, is more likely to be treated successfully.
Surgery and chemotherapy are likely to be used to treat ovarian cancer.