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Ovarian Cancer

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 early—about 20% of ovarian cancers are detected before they spread outside the ovary—there are treatments that can help.

Ovarian Cancer News

  • What You Should Know Before a Breast Cancer Gene Test

    Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.

  • Why Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Isn’t Worth It

    Screening all women for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is too costly to be feasible, a new study suggests.

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of over 1,400 women with ovarian cancer, found that those [...]

  • Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests. Genetic tests have tended to focus solely on BRCA1 and [...]

  • 1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study

    By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a swift killer that’s often detected at a late stage, but a new study suggests that up to one-third of the women who are handed the grim diagnosis survive at least 10 years. “We think that this is good information [...]

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