Talcum powder or cosmetics cause ovarian cancer
You may have heard that products containing the mineral talc, like some feminine hygiene powders and mineral cosmetics, cause ovarian cancer. There isn’t any good science showing that talc causes ovarian cancer. Sorry ladies! It’s a myth!
Ovarian cysts can turn into cancer
Cysts rarely turn into cancer, nor do conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) up your risk of cancer.
The HPV vaccine protects against ovarian cancer
The HPV vaccine protects against the most common strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, which are unrelated to ovarian cancer but it’s still a good vaccine to get, especially for teens, as it protects against cervical cancer.
if you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you are bound to get it
Heredity only accounts for a mere 10 percent of cases. The biggest risk factor for ovarian cancer? Having ovaries! All women need to be aware of ovarian cancer symptoms and go for regular checkups.
It does not affect young women
It’s not true. About 20% of women with ovarian cancer are less than 50 years of age.