What are the environmental risk factors for ovarian cancer?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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The use of talcum powder on the vulva and perineum may be associated with increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer. [23] High lactose consumption has been associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer, but evidence linking lactose and specific dairy products with ovarian cancer remains contradictory. [24, 25]


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