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    1. Hormone Help for Ovarian Cancer?

      June 15, 2007 -- Ovarian cancers that are sensitive to the hormone estrogen may be partly tamed by anti-estrogen therapy. That's according to a Scottish study published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The researchers included John Smyth, MD, FRCP, a professor of medical oncology at th

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    2. Ovarian Cancer: 4 Early Symptoms

      June 13, 2007 -- Ovarian cancer symptoms may start early, and three cancer organizations today issued a joint statement telling women what to watch out for. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system. Its high death rate is partly due to the lack of early detection an

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    3. Symptom List Helps ID Ovarian Cancer

      Dec. 11, 2006 -- Ovarian cancer is often considered a "silent killer" with no readily identifiable symptoms, but new research challenges this view in the hopes of finding more of the deadly malignancies early. Because there is no effective screening test to identify early-stage ovarian cancer , roug

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