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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 [...]

Early Ovary Removal May Be Lifesaver for Women with BRCA1 Gene

February 25, 2014

Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds.

Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

February 19, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results.
When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by nearly four months, doctors reported in one trial.
However, two other trials found the drug proved of [...]

Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo’s Cancer-Fighting Power

February 7, 2014

Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy’s ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research involving human cells and mice.

Daily Aspirin Could Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk By 20%

February 7, 2014

Taking aspirin every day might lower a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth, a new study suggests.


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