Tag Archives: prevention

Depo-Provera Shown to Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A large body of data shows that use of oral contraceptives reduces the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A new study of approximate 1400 women in Thailand suggests that the … Continue reading 

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Removing Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Based on data showing that removing a woman’s fallopian tubes removes her risk of developing ovarian cancer, doctors are now urging women who are having their tubes tied to have … Continue reading 

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Decision Tool for women with BRCA Mutations Released

The Stanford Medicine Cancer Clinic has designed an online tool for women with a BRCA mutation. These genetic mutations increase a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The … Continue reading 

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Studies Show Many Providers Think There is a Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer

Two studies released this week indicate that health care providers believe that the CA-125 and/or the transvaginal ultrasound are appropriate screening tests for ovarian cancer. There is no medical organization … Continue reading 

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Bilateral Oophorectomy Associated With Higher Prevalence of Low Bone Mineral Density and Arthritis in Younger Women

A study presented at a breast cancer conference showed a link between lower bone density and removal of the ovaries. Women who had both ovaries removed before 45 years of … Continue reading 

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History of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Doubles the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A Taiwanese study of approximately 200,000 women found that 90 women developed ovarian cancer during the three year period during which the study took place. Approximately twice as many women with … Continue reading 

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Most women with BRCA mutations elect to have surgery

A new study in the journal Cancer showed that more than 80 percent of women who tested positive for a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations chose to have … Continue reading 

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Removal of Ovaries During Hysterectomy an Option

A study shows that women who have their ovaries removed during a hysterectomy have lower rates of ovarian cancer than women who only have a hysterectomy, although rates for both … Continue reading 

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Tubal ligation and the risk of ovarian cancer: review and meta-analysis

BACKGROUND The reduction of ovarian cancer (OC) risk in women with a history of tubal ligation (TL) has been reported repeatedly, mostly on small populations. We have aimed to provide … Continue reading 

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Carbohydrate intake, glycemic load, glycemic index, and risk of ovarian cancer

Background: Our objective was to determine the relationship between dietary glycemic load (GL), glycemic index (GI), carbohydrate intake, and ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case–control study. Patients and methods: … Continue reading 

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Hormone Therapy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Estrogen-Only Therapy More Strongly Associated With Greater Risk for Ovarian Cancer Postmenopausal women who use hormone replacement therapy face a 29% increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study. … Continue reading 

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Preserving the Self: The Process of Decision Making About Hereditary Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduction

Women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations have up to an 88% lifetime risk of breast cancer and up to a 65% lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. Strategies … Continue reading 

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