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The Pill Halves the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A new study of more than 300,000 women, 878 of whom developed ovarian cancer over an almost 10 year period, showed that women who took oral contraceptives (The Pill) had … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer a Mystery, Especially for Black Women

The Grio reports that African American women are not well represented in clincial trials related to ovarian cancer. The article discusses a new trial meant to explore the epidemiology of … Continue reading 

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JAAPA: When the Patient Asks – Can I be Screened for Ovarian Cancer

The JAAPA published a When the Patient Asks column on screening for ovarian cancer. WHO TO SCREEN High-risk women with a genetic mutation or strong family history should be screened. … Continue reading 

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New Antibody may Indicate Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have found that increased levels of an antibody to mesothelin are present in women with ovarian cancer and infertile women. This antibody may help identify women at high risk 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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Meta-analysis Shows Exposure to Asbestos may Cause Ovarian Cancer

A meta-analysis of 16 studies showed that a statistically signficant number of women with ovarian cancer had been exposed to asbestos. Red the full abstract here

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Assessing Ovarian Cancer Risk When Considering Elective Oophorectomy at the Time of Hysterectomy

Researchers have developed an early phase risk assessment model to be used to evaluate a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. The model still needs to be evaluated further, but … Continue reading 

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Rotating night shift work and risk of ovarian cancer

While night shift work has been linked to an increase risk of breast and endometrial cancer, a study shows that it is not associated with the risk of ovarian cancer. … Continue reading 

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Blood Test May Spot Inherited Ovarian Cancer

Researchers are developing a blood test which they believe will be able to detect mutations in more than 20 genes that may play a role in developing ovarian cancer. The … Continue reading 

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Genetic Variation at 9p22.2 and Ovarian Cancer Risk for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers (JNCI)

Background Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are associated with increased risks of breast and ovarian cancers. Although several common variants have been associated with breast cancer susceptibility … Continue reading 

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Cancer rare after fertility treatment -study

Fertility treatment such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may not be tied to an increased risk of cancer despite the hormones used, said a study from Sweden. Some previous studies had … 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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