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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An annual blood test to screen postmenopausal women for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths from this killer by 20 percent.
Black women may be able to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by eating a healthy diet, a new study suggests.
TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more children a woman has, the lower her risk of ovarian cancer may be, a new study suggests. The study also found that the risk is lower in women whose fallopian tubes have been tied — a procedure called tubal ligation. British researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 [...]
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.
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.