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New Guidelines on Palliative Care Released

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on palliative care for cancer patients. “The guidelines outline procedures for screening, assessment, palliative care interventions, reassessment, and after-death care.” The … Continue reading 

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Fertility Sparing Surgery Recommended by Study

A study of 240 patients with ovarian cancer concluded that young women with early stage disease be provided the option of fertility sparing surgery, rather than aggressive debulking. The study … Continue reading 

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Dose Dense Therapy Appears Beneficial

A study of 637 Japanese women with ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal cancer showed that dose dense chemotherapy provided a benefit. The standard of care arm provided chemotherapy every three … Continue reading 

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Taxane Therapy Does Not Affect Pregnancy

A small retrospective study of women receiving taxane therapy for breast or ovarian cancer while pregnancy showed no statistically significant outcomes in maternal or fetal health. Read the abstract here

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Cost Effectiveness of Screening

A new study shows a “modest mortality” reduction for women of average risk, screened annually by the CA-125. The study tested women annually for the CA-125 blood marker; if those … Continue reading 

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When Less Is More – Editorial

The L.A. Times published an editorial July 29 summing up years of data showing that aggressively screening and treating people for cancer does not always benefit them. The editorial also … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them. The study also suggests that a high … Continue reading 

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Fasting Before Chemotherapy?

There is a growing body of data indicating that fasting before chemotherapy renders cancer cells more sensitive to the toxic effects of those drugs. On the other side of the … Continue reading 

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Adults Abused as Children More Likely to Develop Cancer

A study by a Professor at Purdue University links childhood abuse to cancer. The study indicates that the correlation between abuse and cancer is especially high in girls who are … Continue reading 

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Nora “Alice” Pope, Mount Carmel, TN

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My Mother Nora “Alice” Pope was diagnosed in 2010 with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. Her cancer was diagnosed after an enlarged lymph node appeared in her left inguinal area. The … Continue reading 

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Drugs Approved Faster in US, Cost More

According to a study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, more cancer drugs were approved in the US than in the EU during the 2010-2011 time … Continue reading 

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Study Shows Yoga May Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A study of 219 ovarian cancer survivors showed that those who did “regular exercise and yoga had higher scores in physical functioning, fewer limitations with physical and emotional health, less … Continue reading 

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