CNN Chief International anchor, Christiane Amanpour, on Monday publicly announced that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and may face months of chemotherapy treatment.
There are over 100 types of cancer usually named after the organ or tissue where they are formed.
Ovarian cancer is a particular type that forms around the female organs that produce eggs (ovaries).
Medical experts, however, say ovarian cancer doesn't always begin in the ovaries.
Recent studies show that most ovarian cancer cases start in the cells that line the fallopian tubes, ovaries and other organs, which inevitably spread to the ovaries when they grow uncontrollably.
WUZUPNIGERIA presents 10 key things you ought to about the disease.