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

July 2, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

May 31, 2014

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 [...]


Cheaper ‘Gene Panel’ Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

April 14, 2014

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

April 10, 2014

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?

April 8, 2014

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

March 24, 2014

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

March 11, 2014

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.


Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

March 11, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Commercially available tests can analyze your genetic profile and try to predict your risk of a host of diseases. But a new study suggests they aren’t ready for prime time.
The technology, known as whole-genome sequencing, allows scientists to “map” the information encoded in most of [...]



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