Tag: risk of ovarian cancer

Breast Cancer: Separating Fact From Fiction

Breast cancer is not caused by cell phones, caffeine, antiperspirants, bras, or mammograms. It’s not contagious, it does not automatically develop if you have a family history of the disease, and a diagnosis is not a death sentence.

Those myths about breast cancer are easy to dispel because there is simply

Respond Quickly to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Respond Quickly to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is devious and deceptive. As it first develops in a woman’s body, it may offer up no indication of its presence. Oftentimes, it doesn’t reveal itself until after it’s progressed, and when it does, many times its warning signs still go unrecognized.

That’s because ovarian cancer symptoms tend to

Get to the Root of Vegetables

Root vegetables often make appearances on holiday tables, often as mashed potatoes or in a marshmallow-covered casserole. Yet, there are plenty of other delicious root vegetables, many with nutrients particularly important to women.
“Root vegetables are full of fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. Due to their appearance, these seasonal produce gems are

Advances Made in Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers

Breast cancer may steal the limelight, but cancers of the female reproductive system are an equally serious concern. In 2013, an estimated 92,500 women in the United States were diagnosed with cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vulva, vagina or fallopian tubes, and about 28,000 women died from these diseases.
Although

Frontline: Ovarian Cancer; Yoga; and Aspirin

New Medication Approved for Treating Ovarian Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given accelerated approval to the drug olaparib (Lynparza) for treatment of advanced ovarian cancer. Olaparib is intended for use in women who have an abnormal BRCA gene and have previously been treated with chemotherapy. The test

Eating to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

More than 21,000 U.S. women may expect a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2015, making it the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women. Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms at early stages, so the disease is generally advanced when diagnosed, with only a 45 percent rate of

Ovarian Cancer Risk Linked to Number of Children Birthed

Researchers have discovered that women who have given birth to more children, as well as those who have undergone tubal ligation, have a lower risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers, who studied risk factors for four different types of ovarian cancer, presented their findings on Nov. 3, 2015 at a

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