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Study Shows Few Women Recognize Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that women were not aware of the non-gynecologic symptoms of gynecologic cancers, such as abdominal or back pain. … 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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Intake Question Related to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Can Help Women Get Diagnosed Sooner

According to a study done by the Fred Hutchison Cancer Cancer, a quick three-question survey as part of patient intake can help women with the symptoms of ovarian cancer be … 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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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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Women with BRCA mutations getting diagnosed younger

Women with a  BRCA mutation – which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer – are getting diagnosed younger than their families members were. Earlier generations of women in … Continue reading 

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Lead to Diagnosis but may not Improve Survival

A study of almost 1,500 Australian women with ovarian cancer showed that women diagnosed before they experienced symptoms lived longer than women who were diagnosed based on the presence of … Continue reading 

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A Study of Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, and Physician Responses

BACKGROUND: A study was undertaken to identify the diagnostic approaches that primary care physicians and gynecologists undertake in women with symptoms associated with ovarian cancer. METHODS: A vignette-based survey was … Continue reading 

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FDA approves opioid analgesic to help cancer patients manage pain

FDA approves opioid analgesic to help cancer patients manage pain Enrollment in REMS program required for health care professionals The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Abstral (fentanyl) transmucosal … 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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Most ovarian cancer diagnosed ‘promptly’

Concerns Australian women with ovarian cancer endure a “long and circuitous” path from their first GP visit to eventual diagnosis have been declared unfounded. A study taking in more than … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer Development and Metastasis (Am. J. Pathol.)

The biology of ovarian carcinoma differs from that of hematogenously metastasizing tumors because ovarian cancer cells primarily disseminate within the peritoneal cavity and are only superficially invasive. However, since the … Continue reading 

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