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  1. Menstrual Periods: Clues to Ovarian Cancer

    July 9, 2009 -- A woman's hormonal activity over her lifetime affects her risk of dying from ovarian cancer, according to a new study. ''From this study, it looks like having a higher number of lifetime ovulatory cycles and starting your period earlier, at a younger age, increase your risk of death

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  2. Baby Born After Ovarian Transplant

    July 1, 2009 -- French doctors report that a woman who banked her ovarian tissue before sickle cell anemia treatment had a baby girl after getting her ovarian tissue transplanted back into her. The woman, whose name has not been made public, gave birth on June 22. "Mother and baby are doing well," P

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  3. New Test for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

    March 10, 2009 -- A blood test to detect elevated levels of the protein CA125 -- combined with ultrasound -- may prove to be an effective screening strategy for ovarian cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages, new research suggests. Very early findings from the largest randomized ovarian ca

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  4. Fertility Drugs, Ovarian Cancer: No Link

    Feb. 5, 2009 -- Findings from a newly published study should reassure women who have been treated for infertility and worry that the drugs they took will increase their risk for ovarian cancer. The study found little association between the use of drugs like Clomid and the cancer. There has long bee

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  5. Symptoms Warn of Ovarian Cancer

    June 23, 2008 -- A symptoms checklist, combined with a blood test, can catch 80% of ovarian cancer in its earliest, most curable stages, a new study suggests. Doctors used to call ovarian cancer "the silent killer." That's because it was thought to have no symptoms until the very late stages of dise

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  6. Ovarian Cancer Blood Test in the Works

    Feb. 13, 2008 -- Yale researchers have developed a simple blood test for ovarian cancer that may do what no current test can -- reliably detect the disease in its early stages while it is still highly curable. Results from the phase II study showed the test to have an accuracy of nearly 99%. A phase

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  7. Ovarian Cancer: No Smoke, Alcohol Link

    Jan. 22, 2008 -- Smoking and drinking may not make ovarian cancer more likely, and caffeine may cut ovarian cancer risk. That finding comes from a new ovarian cancer study of more than 110,000 U.S. female nurses who were followed for nearly 30 years. The nurses completed health and smoking surveys e

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  8. Cranberries Give Boost to Cancer Drug

    Aug. 21, 2007 - A simple cranberry juice extract makes platinum-based cancer drugs six times more potent against ovarian cancer. The test-tube findings are a long way from cancer patients' bedsides. But Rutgers University natural products researchers Ajay P. Singh, PhD, and Nicholi Vorsa, PhD, are o

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  9. Patrick Dempsey: Cancer Caregiver

    A decade before Grey’s Anatomy was even imagined, Patrick Dempsey -- the actor who catapulted to fame as “Dr. McDreamy” in the hit medical drama -- was already working on his bedside manner. No, he wasn’t preparing for a part. He had traveled back to rural Maine, where he’d been raised, to help his

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  10. Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

    July 23, 2007 -- Scientists today reported that an experimental ovarian cancer vaccine may help treat epithelial ovarian cancer, the most common type of ovarian cancer. The experimental vaccine is still in the early stages of testing in ovarian cancer patients. It 's designed to help prevent a relap

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