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Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Topic Guide

Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer: Ovarian epithelial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer are diseases in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissue covering the ovary or lining the fallopian tube or peritoneum. Sometimes surgery to remove the ovaries can prevent these types of cancers in women who are genetically predisposed to them. Other preventative measures include: Maintaining a healthy weight, undergoing tubal ligation, taking oral contraceptives (birth control), and breastfeeding.

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