When the cells in the ovary grow and multiply uncontrollably they can cause ovarian cancer. There are several factors which can cause the increased risk of a woman having ovarian cancer. Having a risk factor does not always mean that you will get the disease. And some people who get the disease may not have any known risk factors. But still it is important to be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Having one or more of the above risk factors does not mean that you will have ovarian cancer. But you discuss with your doctor the risk factor and opt for genetic counselling if you have positive family history.