Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are female reproductive glands, located in the abdomen near the uterus. The ovaries produce eggs needed for human reproduction. They also produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Each year in New York State, about 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and nearly 1,000 women die of the disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths among women in New York.