Tag: risk of ovarian cancer

Cancer Clues in the Genome

Nearly 30 years ago, Mary-Claire King, PhD, made a discovery that would revolutionize the way the scientific community thought about inherited disease: She found a gene on chromosome 17 that was linked to countless cases of breast and ovarian cancer. The gene would later be named BRCA1, and it would

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: 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,

Ask the Doctor: Foods That Prevent Cancer; Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Q: Are there any foods that have been proven to prevent cancer?

A: There is no “superfood” that will prevent cancer on its own, but there are many foods that have cancer-fighting properties.

Cancer-fighting foods include cruciferous vegetables and berries. These foods are rich in antioxidants, substances that prohibit oxidation at the

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against

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

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