Ovarian cancer is mostly a disease diagnosed in elderly women. Ovarian cancer can be diagnosed at any age, although it usually occurs in women who have been through menopause.
Risk-reducing surgery may be recommended to remove both ovaries for prevention of ovarian cancer. While very uncommon, it’s possible to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the ovaries have been removed.
An ovarian cancer diagnosis can only be confirmed by taking a tissue sample (biopsy) and examining the cells under a microscope.