Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the ovaries. It most often occurs in women over 50. Ovarian cancer may cause no symptoms at all, or cause symptoms, such as bloating, abdominal pain, and trouble eating, that can be mistaken for other conditions. Although it’s difficult to catch ovarian cancer earlyabout 20% of ovarian cancers are detected before they spread outside the ovarythere are treatments that can help.
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THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) — Low breast-feeding rates in the United States are a serious threat to women’s health and a drain on the nation’s health dollars, according to a new study. Researchers concluded that low breast-feeding rates may be linked to as many as 5,000 cases of breast cancer, nearly 54,000 cases of high [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) — Women with advanced ovarian cancer stayed in remission almost six months longer when they were treated with the targeted drug pazopanib (Votrient), new German research says. “Our findings show that we finally have a drug that can maintain control over ovarian cancer growth achieved through [...]
Film star Angelina Jolie will have her ovaries removed to help lower her odds for ovarian cancer, People magazine reported Wednesday. The news comes just a day after Jolie, 37, revealed in an article published on the editorial page of The New York Times that she had undergone a double mastectomy. Jolie wrote that she made the decision after learning she carried a gene, called BRCA1, that is linked to a significantly higher risk for both breast and ovarian cancers.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says. Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years following a hysterectomy, different criteria were used in this latest study, [...]
By Margaret SteeleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — The question of whether human genes can be patented is at the center of a case to be heard Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court’s decision could have a profound effect on medical research in the country, efforts to fight diseases such as breast and [...]