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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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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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Study Shows Some Benefit to Second Debulking Surgery Followed by HIPEC

A study of 56 patients in Italy who had ovarian cancer showed that women with recurrent ovarian cancer benefited from a second debulking surgery followed by HIPEC. HIPEC, or hyperthermic … 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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Race, Insurance Status, Influence Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A study of more than 47,000 women with ovarian cancer found that uninsured and Medicaid patients were less likely to receive the standard of care. Additionally, women who were African … Continue reading 

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Fluorescent Light Helps Doctors Identify Ovarian Cells

Doctors have used a special dye to track tumors during surgery. The dye makes ovarian cancer cells glow under fluorescent light. The study had 10 ovarian cancer patients, and may allow … 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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FDA Clears ROMA Test (HE4+CA-125)

The FDA cleared the ROMA Algorithm, which uses the CA-125 and HE4 blood markers, to determine the likelihood that a pelvic mass is malignant. The test is a tool to help … 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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