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    1. Ovarian Cancer Screen: Risks May Outweigh Benefits

      June 6, 2011 -- Ovarian cancer screening does not reduce disease-related deaths among average-risk women, but it does result in an increase in invasive medical procedures and associated harms. That’s according to findings from a large, long-awaited, government-funded trial. Nearly 80,000 women were

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    2. Blood Test May Spot Inherited Ovarian Cancer

      March 9, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Nearly one in four ovarian cancers are inherited, say researchers who are developing a gene-based blood test to identify women with these hereditary cancers. The test, which looks for variations in 22 genes known or suspected to predispose women to ovarian cancer, is

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    3. Screening for Ovarian Cancer Saves Few Lives

      Dec. 13, 2010 -- Like breast cancer, the survival rate for ovarian cancer can be high when the disease is detected early, before it spreads. But unlike breast cancer, early detection of ovarian cancer is rare. The long search for effective screening strategies to identify ovarian cancer in average-r

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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 t

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