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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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Dogs Sniff Ovarian Cancer

Based on funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, the cancer-sniffing dog training and studies continue. Read the full article here Ensure that Congress supports the Congressionally Directed Medical … Continue reading 

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Alliance Grasstops Program Highlighted in the Washington Post

The Washington Post recently published an article on the move towards grasstops lobbying by advocacy organizations. As part of this article, the Alliance’s grasstops program was mentioned. Grasstops are leader-advocates … Continue reading 

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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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Fertility Drugs Do Not Appear to Cause Ovarian Cancer

A study of approximately 2700 women showed that women who used fertility drugs did not have a higher risk of ovarian cancer, except for women who used fertility drugs and … Continue reading 

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Nora “Alice” Pope, Mount Carmel, TN

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My Mother Nora “Alice” Pope was diagnosed in 2010 with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. Her cancer was diagnosed after an enlarged lymph node appeared in her left inguinal area. The … Continue reading 

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New Study on BRCA Mutation in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 1,001 women with ovarian cancer found that 14% of them carried a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. However, 44% of those women did not have a family … Continue reading 

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9/11 Fund Now Includes Ovarian Cancer

A $4.3 billion fund to compensate and treat people exposed to potential toxins from 9/11 now includes many types of cancer, including ovarian. The inclusion of cancers in this fund … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer a Mystery, Especially for Black Women

The Grio reports that African American women are not well represented in clincial trials related to ovarian cancer. The article discusses a new trial meant to explore the epidemiology of … Continue reading 

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Update on Medicare Coverage for Avastin (bevacizumab)

Months ago, we told you about a Medicare contractor who was denying coverage of Avastin for patients with ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has worked with Members of … Continue reading 

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