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  1. Analysis Finds Link Between Talc Powders, Ovarian Cancer

    April 11, 2000 (Atlanta) -- For many women, a dusting of powder helps freshen the vaginal area. But a new study suggests that women should read the labels of so-called "talcum" feminine and bath powders closely. Cornstarch-based products may be better choices. The study shows that powders can migrat

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  2. Removing Benign Ovarian Cysts Does Not Affect Cancer Risk

    March 23, 2000 (Lake Tahoe, Calif.) -- Removing noncancerous ovarian cysts does not seem to reduce a woman's risk of dying of ovarian cancer, according to a new study by researchers in London. The study, published in the March 25 issue of The Lancet, found that women who had these cysts removed were

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  3. Learning About Medical Studies Just Got Easier

    March 1, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Two years after learning she had ovarian cancer, after countless chemotherapy rounds, Elaine Beckman learned that her oncologist had discovered a spot on her liver. She had surgery, but when the disease recurred in 1998, she began looking into other options -- specifically

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  4. Estrogen Replacement Therapy Safe for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

    Sept. 15, 1999 (Baltimore) -- Women who have had their ovaries removed due to ovarian cancer before menopause can safely take estrogen replacement therapy, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Cancer. Surgery to remove the ovaries because of ovarian cancer before menop

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