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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.

Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman’s Risk for Cancer

July 15, 2015

Lots of time spent sitting may increase a woman’s odds for cancer, but it does not seem to have a similar effect on men, a new study suggests.

Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates

July 6, 2015

MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who are overweight or obese are often given lower doses of chemotherapy per pound of body weight, but this may reduce the odds of survival, a new study suggests.
“There is a lot of uncertainty in what proper chemotherapy dosing levels should be for overweight and […]

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

June 15, 2015

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds.
The analysis showed that 36 percent of counties in the United States are more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. About 10 percent of American women […]


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