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IVF Does Not Significantly Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of the medical records of more than 67,000 women who underwent fertility treatment found that fertility treatments did not effect the risk of breast or uterine cancer, and … Continue reading 

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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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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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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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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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Chemotherapy Causes Changes in the Brain

According to MRI results, chemotherapy causes small changes to fibers that connect neurons in the brain. These are associated with a decline in cognitive function. Read an article about the study … Continue reading 

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Avastin Shown to Slow Tumor Growth; Not Prolong Life

Two studies of the use of Avastin in ovarian cancer showed that the drug slowed tumor growth but did not improve overall survival. “While we are looking for that silver … 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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Women’s Sexuality Altered by Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

A small focus group of women with ovarian cancer indicated that “Regardless of age, women reported that ovarian cancer treatment had a detrimental impact on their sexuality and that the … Continue reading 

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Carbo/Paclitaxel v. Carbo/PLD as first line treatment for Ovarian Cancer

A recently study evaluated standard first line therapy – carboplatin plus paclitaxel – against carboplatin plus Doxil (PLD). This study of more than 800 women found that the use of … Continue reading 

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Interventions to prevent postoperative complications in women with ovarian cancer.

Women suspected of having ovarian cancer may have complications related to their surgeries. The most common complications, according to a recent studetn published in teh Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, … Continue reading 

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