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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs calle

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    5. Ovarian Cancer DNA Found in Vaginal Fluid: Report

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found it's possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples -- a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease. In a pilot study, researchers were abl

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    6. Pills Show Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to preliminary clinical trial results. The therapy combines the drugs olaparib and cediranib.

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    7. Irregular Periods: Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests. This finding suggests that women with irregular perio

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    8. Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors. The chances for developing many cancers -- such as postmenopaus

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    9. Ovarian Cancer Gene and Early Removal of Ovaries

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds. Having this procedure, call

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    10. Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day might lower a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute analyzed data from 12 studies that involved nearly 8

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