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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

  • Cheaper ‘Gene Panel’ Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening. These women did not have BRCA1 or [...]

  • Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

    Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

  • Could Daughter’s Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father’s Age at Birth?

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A father’s age at the time of his daughter’s birth may affect her risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer in adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 133,000 women who took part in a study of California teachers and administrators. Between 1995 and 2010, [...]

  • For Women’s Cancers, Where You’re Treated Matters

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Where you’re treated for ovarian or other gynecologic cancers makes a difference. Women with these conditions live more than a year longer on average if they’re treated at hospitals that deal with a large number of these cancers, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data from more [...]

  • Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer for the First Time

    A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors.

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