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  1. Hormone Therapy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Postmenopausal women who use hormone replacement therapy face a 29% increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study. Researchers at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford in England analyzed data from the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nut

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  2. Ovarian Cancer Genes Found

    Sept. 20, 2010 -- A newly-discovered group of genes may help predict a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers say the results may eventually provide a way to more effectively identify and treat women prone to the disease. They also suggest that breast and ovarian cancer may share som

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  3. Genetic Marker Linked to Ovarian Cancer Risk

    July 22, 2010 -- A newly identified genetic marker may help predict ovarian cancer risk, Yale University researchers report online in Cancer Research. Variations in the KRAS gene occur in one-quarter of women with ovarian cancer, and 61% of women with ovarian cancer who have a family history of brea

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  4. Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer: Easing the Stress & Managing Side Effects

    Chemotherapy drugs aren't discriminating. While they're busy killing cancer cells, they can also wreak havoc on the healthy cells your body needs. The reason chemotherapy is so damaging is that it targets all kinds of fast growing cells. "Cancer cells are fast growing cells, but other cells in the b

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  5. Avastin May Help Treat Ovarian Cancer

    June 7, 2010 (Chicago) -- Long-term treatment with the cancer drug Avastin may help keep advanced ovarian cancer in check, a study of more than 1,800 women suggests. Women who took Avastin during standard chemotherapy and for up to 10 months afterward lived for about four months longer -- without si

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  6. Caring for Your Skin, Hair, and Nails During Chemotherapy

    Treating cancer with chemotherapy kills cancer cells, but unfortunately, many patients also have unwanted side effects, such as hair loss, dry skin, and brittle nails. Watching your hair fall out can be especially distressing. “Generally, how we look is really important to most all of us. The though

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  7. Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy: Know Your Treatment Options

    "You have ovarian cancer." These four words are among the most difficult a woman can ever hear. Yet more than 21,000 women hear them each year. Being told that you have ovarian cancer is made even more difficult by the prognosis. With no real method to screen for ovarian cancer, by the time most wom

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  8. Starting Chemotherapy: 15 Nutrition Tips

    If you are undergoing chemotherapy, you want to stay as healthy and comfortable as possible during treatment.  What you eat during treatment can make a big difference in helping you achieve that goal. “Chemotherapy and radiation treatments place their own burdens on the nutrition system in addition

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  9. New Screening Technique for Ovarian Cancer

    May 20, 2010 -- A new screening approach shows promise for the detection of ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women at average risk of the disease, early testing suggests. The strategy uses a mathematical model that combines a patient's age and changes in blood levels of a protein called CA-125 over

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  10. Pain Relievers May Reduce Cancer Risk

    March 23, 2010 -- For some time, studies have suggested that aspirin and other over-the-counter painkillers may protect against breast and ovarian cancer. Now new research may help explain why. Postmenopausal women in the study who took aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) su

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