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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

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, [...]

  • Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who use hormone therapy after menopause — even for just a few years — may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to new research. The new study found that when women used hormone replacement therapy for less than five years after menopause, the [...]

  • FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs called poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. The drug is for women who [...]

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Telephone counseling on genetic testing is as effective as in-person counseling for women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, a new study finds. While in-person genetic counseling is available for many women in cities, that’s typically not the case for women in rural areas, the researchers noted. This [...]

  • Potential Upside of Lactose Intolerance: Lower Cancer Rates

    People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.

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