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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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Lupus Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer

People with systemic lupus are 15% times more likely to develop cancer compared with the general population, suggest findings of a study involving nearly 13,500 people with systemic lupus. The … 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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New White Paper Issued on Ovarian Cancer

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has issued a comprehensive white paper — as part the organization’s professional Gynecologic Cancer Collaborative education program — that provides an overview of and … Continue reading 

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Awareness of ovarian cancer risk factors, beliefs and attitudes towards screening

Awareness of ovarian cancer risk factors, beliefs and attitudes towards screening: baseline survey of 21 715 women participating in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening Background:Women’s awareness of … Continue reading 

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A KRAS-Variant in Ovarian Cancer Acts as a Genetic Marker of Cancer Risk

Ovarian cancer (OC) is the single most deadly form of women’s cancer, typically presenting as an advanced disease at diagnosis in part due to a lack of known risk factors … Continue reading 

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Allergy sufferers less likely to get cancer

Turns out cancer may be something to sneeze at. Allergy sufferers are much less likely to get cancer than people who aren’t tormented by runny noses, itchy eyes and coughs, … 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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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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GPs slow to refer older women with ovarian cancer

GPs are less likely to refer older women with suspected ovarian cancer for investigation compared with younger women patients, a study suggests. Analysis of electronic patient records found that 66% … Continue reading 

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New frontiers for ovarian cancer risk evaluation: proteomics and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (AJR Am J Roentgenol)

OBJECTIVE: The grim ovarian cancer statistics are attributed to the fact that most women typically present with widespread disease at the time of initial diagnosis. Our current diagnostic tools, such … Continue reading 

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Inherited determinants of ovarian cancer survival (Clin. Cancer Res.)

PURPOSE: Due to variation of outcome among cases, we sought to examine whether overall survival in ovarian cancer was associated with common inherited variants in 227 candidate genes from ovarian … Continue reading 

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