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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 7 Clues to Ovarian Cancer

      Aug. 25, 2009 -- Seven symptoms often reported to doctors are associated with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from the U.K., dispelling the idea that the deadly cancer is a ''silent killer'' with few clues until the advanced stages. ''Ovarian cancer is not silent, it's noisy," lead author W

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    9. Early Ovarian Cancer: Saving Fertility?

      Aug. 10, 2009 -- For young women with early-stage ovarian cancer, keeping their uterus and at least part of one ovary may not worsen their survival rate, a new study shows. The study, published online in Cancer , focuses on women younger than 50 with stage I epithelial ovarian cancer, the most commo

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    10. Hormone Therapy Raises Ovarian Cancer Risk

      July 14, 2009 -- Women who are on hormone therapy or who have used it in the recent past are at higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who have never been on hormone therapy, a new study shows. The increase in risk was found regardless of the hormone dose or formulation, whether hormones were take

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