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New Strategies in Ovarian Cancer: Uptake and experience of women at high risk of ovarian cancer who are considering risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy

This paper reviews factors associated with uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy by women at increased hereditary risk for ovarian cancer, as well as quality of life issues following surgery. Forty one … Continue reading 

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Reproductive and Hormonal Factors in Association With Ovarian Cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study

Parity, oral contraceptive use, and hysterectomy are known to protect against ovarian cancer, whereas the effect of other reproductive factors remains unclear. The authors investigated the association between several reproductive … Continue reading 

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Removing Fallopian tubes during hysterectomies cuts ovarian cancer – B.C. study

In a dramatic development, B.C. scientists say that deaths from ovarian cancer could fall by as much as 50 per cent if women getting routine hysterectomies or tubal ligations have … Continue reading 

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Association of Risk-Reducing Surgery in BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation Carriers With Cancer Risk and Mortality

ABSTRACT Context Mastectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy are widely used by carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations to reduce their risks of breast and ovarian cancer. Objective To estimate risk and mortality … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer Development and Metastasis (Am. J. Pathol.)

The biology of ovarian carcinoma differs from that of hematogenously metastasizing tumors because ovarian cancer cells primarily disseminate within the peritoneal cavity and are only superficially invasive. However, since the … Continue reading 

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Mumps and ovarian cancer: modern interpretation of an historic association

BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies found childhood mumps might protect against ovarian cancer. To explain this association, we investigated whether mumps might engender immunity to ovarian cancer through antibodies against the cancer-associated … Continue reading 

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Postmenopausal hormone use and incident ovarian cancer: Associations differ by regimen.

Ovarian cancer has been associated in epidemiologic studies with postmenopausal hormone use. Whether associations differ by hormone regimen, current status or duration of use, is unclear. We examined epithelial ovarian … Continue reading 

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Hopes Dashed That Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk

Researchers did find those with high levels more likely to develop pancreatic cancer ew research appears to dash hopes that people who consume more vitamin D might be at less … Continue reading 

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Talc link to raised womb cancer risk: Once a week use increases the threat by 24 per cent

Using talcum powder just once a week to keep fresh can raise the risk of womb cancer by up to 24 per cent, a study has claimed. It warned that … Continue reading 

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Another Perk of Painkillers? Decreased Hormone Levels May Reduce Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women who regularly use aspirin and other analgesics (known as painkillers) have lower estrogen levels, which could contribute to a decreased risk of breast or ovarian cancer. “We observed … Continue reading 

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More study needed on vitamin D-ovarian cancer link

There isn’t enough evidence to back or debunk the claim that vitamin D can help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, despite several recent studies making this claim, the authors … Continue reading 

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