NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
The female reproductive system
The reproductive system is a group of organs that work together to make babies. The female
reproductive system includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina.
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The ovaries are a pair of organs that are part of
the reproductive system in women (females). The
reproductive system is the group of organs that work
together to make babies. In women, this system
includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix,
and vagina. Each ovary is about the size and shape
of a grape. They are located in the pelvis—the area
below the belly (abdomen) between the hip bones.
One ovary is on the left side of the uterus and one
is on the right. Each ovary is connected to the
uterus by a long, thin tube called a fallopian tube.
See Figure 1.
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