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How a Blood Test Might Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer Deaths

December 17, 2015

An annual blood test to screen postmenopausal women for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths from this killer by 20 percent.

For Black Women, a Healthy Diet Can Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

November 13, 2015

Black women may be able to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by eating a healthy diet, a new study suggests.

Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

November 3, 2015

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 […]

What You Should Know Before a Breast Cancer Gene Test

October 1, 2015

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.

Why Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Isn’t Worth It

September 11, 2015

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.

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

August 24, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer.
The study, of over 1,400 women with ovarian cancer, found that those […]

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

August 13, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests.
Genetic tests have tended to focus solely on BRCA1 and […]

1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study

August 11, 2015

By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a swift killer that’s often detected at a late stage, but a new study suggests that up to one-third of the women who are handed the grim diagnosis survive at least 10 years.
“We think that this is good information […]

Birth Control Pills Have Prevented 400,000 Cancers, Researchers Say

August 5, 2015

A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer.

This Rx May Boost Survival for Ovarian Cancer Patients, But Too Few Get It

August 4, 2015

Chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.


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