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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Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by nearly four months, doctors reported in one trial. However, two other trials found the drug proved of [...]
Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy’s ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research involving human cells and mice.
Taking aspirin every day might lower a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth, a new study suggests.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Nine of 10 women do not need and should not receive genetic testing to see if they are at risk for breast or ovarian cancer, an influential panel of health experts announced Monday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reaffirmed its previous recommendation from 2005 [...]