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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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Interventions to prevent postoperative complications in women with ovarian cancer

Women with ovarian cancer often undergo multimodal treatment, which may cause physical complications and decrease quality of life. As a result, this article describes postoperative complications in women with suspected … Continue reading 

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Ovarian cancer spread missed when recommended staging biopsies not performed, UC Davis researchers find

UC Davis researchers have found that “[m]ore than a quarter of women with apparent early ovarian cancer do not receive the lymph node biopsies proven to improve patient survival”.  Their … Continue reading 

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Many Cancer Patients Have Chronic Pain

A new study released shows that more than 40 percent of cancer patients have pain women and black have a higher risk of experiencing pain both cancer surgery and cancer treatment … Continue reading 

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Tubal ligation and the risk of ovarian cancer: review and meta-analysis

BACKGROUND The reduction of ovarian cancer (OC) risk in women with a history of tubal ligation (TL) has been reported repeatedly, mostly on small populations. We have aimed to provide … Continue reading 

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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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Ovarian cancer care for the underserved: Are surgical patterns of care different in a public hospital setting?

BACKGROUND:: The New York City (NYC) public hospital system includes subspecialty care for gynecologic cancers, providing care to patients regardless of insurance status. The authors sought to determine the surgical … 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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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy vs. Primary Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by interval debulking was not inferior to the standard therapy of primary surgery followed by chemotherapy. Standard therapy for advanced ovarian cancer consists of primary debulking surgery … 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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Cytoreductive surgery plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer

BACKGROUND: Most women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer will ultimately develop recurrent disease after completion of initial treatment with primary surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. Secondary cytoreductive surgery may have survival … Continue reading 

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Surgical Staging and Treatment of Early Ovarian Cancer: Long-term Analysis From a Randomized Trial

A long-term follow-up analysis of the randomized clinical trial Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Ovarian Neoplasm (ACTION) from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer was undertaken to determine whether … Continue reading 

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