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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 […]


Why Starting Chemo Before Ovarian Cancer Surgery May Help Survival

May 20, 2015

Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.


Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer

May 7, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, traditionally viewed as an aggressive killer, are much more likely to survive the disease than they were several decades ago, new research shows.
“Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, is associated with a very high death rate,” said study author Dr. Jason Wright, a […]


For Breast Cancer Patients With BRCA1 Gene, Removing Ovaries Might Lower Death Risk

April 24, 2015

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed — after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 — because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.


Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study

April 7, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds.
Film star Angelina Jolie, who carries a BRCA1 mutation, weighed that risk last […]


Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

March 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and children, the […]


Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 30, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest.
In one, of just 31 patients, researchers found that adding the vaccine to standard treatment staved off a recurrence in women who had advanced-stage […]


Progress Reported in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 28, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest.
In one, of just 31 patients, researchers found that adding the vaccine to standard treatment staved off a recurrence in women who had advanced-stage […]




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