Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

April 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared […]

Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 19, 2016

SATURDAY, March 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A special genetic test might help gauge outcomes for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.
As researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle explained, advanced ovarian cancer doesn’t progress as rapidly in women who have mutations in certain “DNA repair” genes, known as homologous recombination […]

Type 1 Diabetes May Raise Risk of Certain Cancers, Lower Risk for Others

March 2, 2016

Having type 1 diabetes may raise the risk of some cancers, but lower the risk of others, a new study suggests.

Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

March 2, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer isn’t a single disease, but rather a number of different malignancies involving the ovaries, an expert U.S. panel says.
Evidence suggests that many ovarian cancers begin in other tissues, such as the fallopian tubes, and eventually spread to the ovaries. In other cases, cancers arise from cells […]

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 […]


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