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.
Ovarian Cancer News
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, called tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs), in women with early stage and advanced ovarian [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) — Most women do not have an accurate idea of their personal risk of breast cancer, according to a new survey that polled more than 9,000 women. “Only 9.4 percent of the women surveyed were accurately able to tell you their lifetime breast cancer risk,” said study researcher [...]
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) — A simple blood test combined with an ultrasound exam may help doctors catch ovarian cancer while it’s still treatable, a new study shows. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. It strikes with few, if any, symptoms. By the time a woman knows she has it, the cancer [...]
After hearing about film star Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy, a growing number of U.S. women now say they may ask their doctors whether the same preventive measure is right for them, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) — A family history of cancer raises your overall risk of developing cancer, including types of cancer far removed from those suffered by your relatives, according to a new study of 23,000 people. Doctors have long known that people have an increased risk of developing the same type [...]