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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Good Diet May Aid Ovarian Cancer Survival

    Mar. 4, 2010 -- Women who eat a healthy diet in the years before their ovarian cancer diagnosis may live longer than those who don't, according to a new study. ''Women [in the study] who had a better overall diet quality had a survival advantage over those who did not," says study researcher Therese

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  8. Can Symptoms Predict Ovarian Cancer?

    Jan. 28, 2010 -- When symptoms such as nausea, bloating, or pelvic or abdominal pain suggest ovarian cancer, evaluation results in a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in about 1% of the time, according to a new study. ''This [study] put a number on understanding how many women with [these] symptoms are re

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  9. Personalized Ovarian Cancer Treatment?

    Dec. 11, 2009 -- All ovarian cancers are not the same, and a new study suggests gene testing of ovarian tumors may soon allow for more effective ovarian cancer treatment. Researchers found a gene called MAGP2, which has not previously been associated with any type of cancer, was overexpressed in the

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  10. FDA OKs New Ovarian Cancer Blood Test

    Sept. 11, 2009 -- The FDA approved a new ovarian cancer blood test, called OVA1, that can help detect ovarian cancer in a pelvic mass that is already known to require surgery. In a news release, the FDA says the test helps patients and health care professionals decide what type of surgery should be

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