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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

  • The Crazy Way Tampons Could Help Detect Ovarian Cancer

    Researchers have found it’s possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples — a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease.

  • ‘Generally Reassuring’ Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women’s Cancers

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Use of fertility drugs doesn’t appear to increase a woman’s long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates. The findings are “generally reassuring,” said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scoccia, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still, he urged that women who use fertility drugs be [...]

  • ‘Generally Reassuring’ Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women’s Cancers

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Use of fertility drugs doesn’t appear to increase a woman’s long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates. The findings are “generally reassuring,” said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scoccia, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still, he urged that women who use fertility drugs be [...]

  • Most Women Don’t Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State

    The annual pelvic exam has long been a routine part of women’s health care, but new guidelines say there’s no good reason for it.

  • Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to preliminary clinical trial results. The therapy combines the drugs olaparib and cediranib. It provided nearly 18 months of progression-free survival on average, as opposed [...]

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