Tag: ovarian cancer screening

2018 HN Index

Alcohol Consumption

In rheumatoid arthritis patients, Jan., 4
Guidelines revisited, June 5; July 4
Rates increasing, Feb., 2
Bones, Joints, and Pain
Back pain, spinal fusion, March, 8
Dental pain, NSAIDs versus opioids, Sept., 3
Fibromyalgia, Jan., 3
Hip replacement, longevity, June, 7
Knee pain, noninvasive treatment, Sept., 2
Marijuana,

Early Detection of Gynecological Cancer Means Higher Cure Rates

Approximately 100,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical, endometrial (uterine), or ovarian cancer in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. For all of these cancers, the earlier they are diagnosed, the easier they are to treat successfully. However, of these three types of cancer, only cervical cancer has a

Newsbriefs: Cardiovascular Health; Fruit; Statins; Ovarian Cancer

Older Adults Making Cardiovascular Health Gains
Older adults reduced their risk factors for heart disease and stroke between 1990 and 2010, according to a new study (Aging and Clinical Research, March 22). The study used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data on adults age 40 and older to estimate

Newsbriefs: Ovarian Cancer; Hip-Fracture Risk; Dementia Risk; NSAIDs

USPSTF Reaffirms Ovarian Cancer Screening Position.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its 2012 position denying ovarian cancer screening to average-risk, non-symptomatic women, stating that the harms outweigh the benefits. (February 2018, JAMA). However, they also underscored that this recommendation does not apply to women who have genetic mutations,

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

Cancer Screenings: Which Ones You Need and How Often You Need Them

Cancer remains the second most common cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for nearly one in every four deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases will be diagnosed, and 585,720 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S.

You can lower your risks

Ovarian Cancer: An Elusive Disease

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The main reason for this is the fact the disease is so hard to detect—it is typically symptom-free in its early stages, and also has no proven screening

Calcium Protects Against Colon Polyps

High calcium intake, particularly from supplements, may reduce the risk of developing colon polyps,  which increase the risk of developing colon cancer. This was the most recent finding to come out of the National Cancer Institute’s Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial which studied more than 44,000 subjects

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