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  1. New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Working

    Nov. 15, 2006 -- Aggressive combination therapy for ovarian cancer is worth the cost and toxicity, a new study shows. The new treatment more than doubles survival time from two and a half years to five and a half years. Ovarian cancer is a killer. It's often well advanced by the time it's diagnosed.

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  2. Hormone Therapy May Up Ovarian Cancer

    Oct. 4, 2006 -- Women who use menopausal hormone replacement therapy for a decade or longer may be more likely to get ovarian cancer. That news appears in a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The researchers included James Lacey Jr., PhD, of the National Cancer Institut

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  3. New Test for Breast, Ovarian Cancer?

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- Researchers think they have found a new way to identify women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer -- by checking for unstable DNA in their ovary cells. The researchers concluded such a test could be a useful screen after finding that women with a strong family history of bre

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  4. Obesity May Worsen Ovarian Cancer

    Aug. 28, 2006 -- Obesity may worsen survival rates for advanced ovarian cancer , doctors report in the journal Cancer . The doctors included James Pavelka, MD, and Andrew Li, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. If their finding is correct, it could lengthen the list of possible links

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  5. Tylenol May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk

    July 7, 2006 -- Women who regularly use acetaminophen -- the active ingredient in Tylenol and several other painkillers -- may be 30% less likely to develop ovarian cancer ovarian cancer than those who use the drug rarely or not at all. That's what Stefanos Bonovas, MD, MSc, and colleagues report in

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  6. New Chemo Plan for Late Ovarian Cancer

    Jan. 4, 2006 -- New research on ovarian cancer shows survival benefits from getting some chemo drugs delivered straight into patients' abdomens. The finding comes from a study of more than 400 women with stage III ovarian cancer. Those who got some chemo doses delivered abdominally survived for an a

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  7. Exercise May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk

    May 16, 2005 -- Moderate exercise may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, the leading cause of gynecological cancer death. The news comes from a Canadian study in The International Journal of Cancer 's online edition. Women weren't asked to work out. Instead, they completed surveys about their activi

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  8. Progress in Blood Test to Detect Ovarian Cancer

    May 9, 2005 -- Researchers report progress in developing a blood test for ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer, the leading cause of gynecological cancer death. The test screens blood for four proteins -- leptin, prolactin, osteopontin, and insulin-like growth factor II -- and may detect early stages of o

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  9. Study Links Milk to Ovarian Cancer

    Dec. 3, 2004 -- New research from Sweden suggests that drinking more than one glass of milk a day may double the risk of ovarian cancer. But experts say dairy's benefits are clear and results don't mean women should stop drinking milk. The study's investigators say more research is needed to confirm

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  10. Ovarian Cancer: Signs Can Be Vague

    Nov. 23, 2004 -- Abdominal cramping and urinary incontinence: These are early signs of ovarian cancer and even if isolated or chronic these "abdominal" problems warrant a pelvic exam to check for ovarian cancer, new research shows. It's a message to primary care doctors, gastroenterologists, and oth

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