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You can call around every health insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover ovarian cancer teenagers and young adults, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its much quicker to speak to one health insurance broker which will know which policy providers on the market cover ovarian cancer teenagers and young adults and under what conditions they do or don't cover it.
Ovarian Cancer Teenagers And Young Adults Information
This section is for teenagers and young adults. It’s about a type of cancer called ovarian cancer.
We have more info for young people about:
For more information about ovarian cancer in women of all ages, please see our general ovarian cancer section.
Ovarian cancer starts in the ovaries, which are part of the reproductive system. This is in the lower part of your tummy (abdomen), in the area between your hips (called the pelvis). Your reproductive system is made up of your vagina and the organs involved in getting pregnant and having a baby.
Your reproductive system is made up of:
You have two ovaries - one on each side of your womb. They’re about 4cm long.
At puberty your ovaries start making hormones called oestrogen and progesterone. These cause your breasts to grow and your periods to start.
Every month after puberty, your ovaries release an egg, which travels down the fallopian tubes to the womb. The womb’s lining gets thicker, ready for an egg to be fertilised by a man’s sperm. If this doesn’t happen, the womb’s lining comes out of your vagina as blood - this is a period.
When a woman is about 50 her periods stop, because her ovaries have run out of eggs so they stop making hormones. This is called the menopause.
There are 3 types of ovarian cancer: epithelial tumours, germ cell tumours and stromal cell tumours.
Teenagers are mostly affected by the germ cell tumour type. You may hear your type of germ cell tumour being called:
Germ cell tumours of the ovary are rare. They start in the egg-producing cells of the ovary. Treatment will usually cure germ cell tumours.
Your specialist will explain more about the type of germ cell tumour that you have. If you have a type of ovarian cancer or germ cell tumour that's not listed here, you can talk to one of Macmillan's cancer support specialists to find out more.
This section is for teenagers and young adults.
Germ cell tumours of the ovary are the most common type of ovarian cancer in teenagers and young women. If you have a different type of ovarian cancer and want to know more you can talk to Macmillan Cancer Support.