This animation explains what ovarian cancer is, where different types of ovarian cancer can start, and which type of ovarian cancer is most common. You can learn about risk factors, symptoms to watch for, and steps to take to reduce your risk. This animation also explains inherited genetic changes that can increase risk for ovarian cancer. Due to the nature of ovarian cancer, every patient may have a different experience. The outlook will depend on many factors, including the stage and type of ovarian cancer and your age and overall health. In general, earlier detection means a better outlook.
This educational activity has been developed by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Alkermes plc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Inc., Eisai Inc., Genentech, GSK, ImmunoGen, Inc, Merck & Co, Inc., Novartis, Novocure Inc., Pfizer, Inc.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.