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  1. Preventive Surgery Fights Ovarian Cancer

    July 16, 2003 -- For women at high risk of ovarian cancer, preventive surgery to remove the ovaries may substantially reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer and a similar disease called peritoneal carcinoma. A new study shows preventive gynecological surgery can reduce the risk of these cancer

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  2. Ovarian Cancer Test Spots Tumors Earlier

    Nov. 19, 2002 -- A new, high-tech blood test may help detect ovarian cancer much earlier than current methods and help improve survival rates for the usually silent killer. The test uses digital analysis of DNA to pinpoint the abnormal cells shed by cancerous tumors and may eventually be used to scr

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  3. Ovarian Cancer More Deadly Among Blacks

    March 14, 2002 -- Black women with ovarian cancer are 30% more likely to die and die earlier for any reason compared with white women. A new study suggests that ethnicity in itself may be a risk factor in ovarian cancer survival -- even after adjusting for other factors associated with race. The stu

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  4. Accurate Test Finds Ovarian Cancer

    Feb. 8, 2002 -- Researchers have discovered a blood test that can detect ovarian cancer with close to 100% accuracy. This potential breakthrough could identify women early in the disease and save thousands of lives. Every year, ovarian cancer affects about 23,000 women and kills 14,000, according to

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  5. For Ovarian Cancer, More Than One Chemo Drug Available

    July 24, 2001 -- More than 23,000 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed last year, and most of those cancers were advanced. That means, even if the cancer responds to initial chemotherapy, the disease is likely to recur. When that happens, "having more than one effective chemotherapy drug [avai

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  6. 'Tube-Tying' Procedure Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    May 10, 2001 -- Having the well-documented mutations in the breast cancer genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2 not only increases a woman's risk of developing breast cancer but also increases her risk of developing ovarian cancer. And when some women learn they have the BRCA1 mutations -- which can increase

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  7. Can Aspirin Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer?

    March 7, 2001 (Nashville, Tenn.) -- It has been commercially available for a century, but aspirin is beginning to look like one of the first wonder drugs of the new millennium. The pain reliever has been shown to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Now there is evidence that aspirin use on a reg

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  8. Delayed Diagnosis for Ovarian Cancer Can Cost Lives

    Nov. 16, 2000 -- Vague symptoms, such as abdominal bloating and gastrointestinal upset, may be a sign of ovarian cancer and should not be ignored, according to a study in the Nov. 15 issue of Cancer. Ovarian cancer is often called a "silent killer," according to study author Barbara A. Goff, MD, who

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  9. Fertility Drugs Unlikely to Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    Aug. 24, 2000 -- Probably the last thing that a woman facing the emotionally and physically draining prospect of fertility treatments wants to hear is that the treatment might increase her risk of ovarian cancer. Even worse is hearing about it years after she has gone through the treatments, especia

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  10. Two or More Daily Glasses of Milk May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risks

    May 5, 2000 (Boston) -- A milk mustache may not be the most appropriate fashion statement for women concerned about their health, say scientists from Harvard Medical School. The latest finding from an ongoing study of more than 80,000 nurses suggests that women who drink two or more glasses of milk

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