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    1. Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer isn't a single disease, but rather a number of different malignancies involving the ovaries, an expert U.S. panel says. Evidence suggests that many ovarian cancers begin in other tissues, such as the fall

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    2. Annual Ovarian Cancer Blood Test May Save Lives

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An annual blood test to screen postmenopausal women for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths from this killer by 20 percent, a large British trial suggests. Currently, with no reliable screening method, most ovarian canc

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    3. Having Children Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more children a woman has, the lower her risk of ovarian cancer may be, a new study suggests. The study also found that the risk is lower in women whose fallopian tubes have been tied -- a procedure called tubal ligati

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    4. Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?

      Sept. 29, 2015 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be safe for women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. HRT has been linked to an increased risk of getting breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. This is the first study to look at the risk

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    5. Beta Blockers May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of ov

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    6. 1 in 3 With Ovarian Cancer Live 10 Years or More

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a swift killer that's often detected at a late stage, but a new study suggests that up to one-third of the women who are handed the grim diagnosis survive at least 10 years. "We think

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    7. Lifesaving Chemo for Ovarian Cancer Is Underused

      Aug. 5, 2015 -- Almost a decade ago, the National Cancer Institute alerted doctors that a treatment that could extend the lives of women with advanced ovarian cancer was not being used often enough. The announcement was supposed to make the treatment, called intraperitoneal chemotherapy or IP, more

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    8. Chemo Before Surgery and Advanced Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds. The British study was led by Sean Kehoe, professor of gynecological cancer at the University of Birmingham, and i

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    9. Survival Odds Improving for Ovarian Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, traditionally viewed as an aggressive killer, are much more likely to survive the disease than they were several decades ago, new research shows. "Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, is as

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    10. New Method May Spot Ovarian Cancer Earlier

      May 5, 2015 -- A screening method that uses blood tests can detect twice as many cases of ovarian cancer as older testing methods, and that may lead to women getting diagnosed sooner, researchers say. The new approach looks at how levels of a protein linked to the disease change over time in a woman

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