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
Film star Angelina Jolie will have her ovaries removed to help lower her odds for ovarian cancer, People magazine reported Wednesday. The news comes just a day after Jolie, 37, revealed in an article published on the editorial page of The New York Times that she had undergone a double mastectomy. Jolie wrote that she made the decision after learning she carried a gene, called BRCA1, that is linked to a significantly higher risk for both breast and ovarian cancers.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says. Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years following a hysterectomy, different criteria were used in this latest study, [...]
By Margaret SteeleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — The question of whether human genes can be patented is at the center of a case to be heard Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court’s decision could have a profound effect on medical research in the country, efforts to fight diseases such as breast and [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) — A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a phase 1 clinical trial for the immunotherapy approach also showed that seven other women had [...]
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) — Critical clues to understanding who is at the greatest risk for particular types of cancer may be found in “spelling mistakes” contained in a person’s DNA. In a step toward personalized medicine and the ability to better understand individual risk factors for three common hormone-related cancers, [...]