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    1. Cox-2 May Promote Ovarian Cancer

      March 29, 2004 -- One of the same chemicals involved in the inflammation and pains associated with arthritis may also play a role in the development of ovarian cancer, according to a new study. Researchers say the finding may help explain why a popular class of pain relievers and arthritis drugs kno

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    2. Folate May Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

      March 2, 2004 -- Bulking up on folate-rich foods may help women lower their risk of ovarian cancer, especially if they drink alcohol regularly. Swedish researchers found that women who drank about two drinks per week had a 74% lower risk of ovarian cancer if they also ate a folate-rich diet compared

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    3. Test IDs Bad Uterine, Ovarian Cancers

      Sept. 11, 2003 -- Even low-risk uterine tumors can kill. Now it may be possible to predict which uterine and ovarian cancers are killers. The possible breakthrough comes from Peter Altevogt, PhD, of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, and colleagues. In the Sept. 13 issue of The Lancet,

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    4. Height, Weight Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

      Aug. 19, 2003 -- Tall women or those who were overweight or obese in their youth may be more likely to develop ovarian cancer later in life, new research shows. Researchers suggest ovarian cancer risk may be linked to both height and obesity among women at various stages of their lives. The study sh

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. '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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