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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, c

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    5. New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test combined with an ultrasound exam may help doctors catch ovarian cancer while it's still treatable, a new study shows. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. It strikes with few, if any, symptoms. By the time a w

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    6. New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer stayed in remission almost six months longer when they were treated with the targeted drug pazopanib (Votrient), new German research says. "Our findings show that we finally have a drug that

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    7. Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a phase 1 clinical t

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    8. Night Shifts May Raise Risk of Ovarian Cancer

      March 15, 2013 -- Another study has shown a link between night-shift work and cancer, this time an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer. Much of the previous work on the link between cancer and night work has focused on breast cancer. The latest report, published in Occupational and Environmental

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    9. 'Chemo Bath' May Help Ovarian Cancer Patients

      By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer who receive intense chemotherapy directly into their stomach area may live at least one year longer than women who receive standard intravenous chemotherapy, a new study says. But this survival

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    10. 3 Quick Questions Help ID Ovarian Cancer Risk

      Sept. 25, 2012 -- Screening all women for ovarian cancer does more harm than good. But a three-item questionnaire identifies women most likely to benefit from further tests. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended against routine testing for ovarian cancer. The reason is that tw

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