Ovarian Cancer

Read patient and survivor stories about ovarian cancer, learn about risk factors, symptoms, and treatments, and more.

Ovarian Cancer Treatments You Should Know

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Here’s what you should know about the latest therapies available.

Ovarian Cancer Topics

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The Pill Linked to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian cancer risk may go down in young women who take newer oral contraceptives containing low doses of estrogen and newer progestogens.

By Diane Domina

Pain Relievers and Ovarian Cancer Survival

In a study looking at the use of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), researchers found these meds can increase ovarian cancer survival.

By Diane Domina

Verdict in Talcum Powder-Ovarian Cancer Case

Thousands claim talcum powder products from by Johnson & Johnson caused their ovarian cancer. In St. Louis, $4.69 billion just went to 22 plaintiffs.

By Diane Domina

10 Important Facts About BRCA Gene Mutations

BRCA gene mutations indicate a higher risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Here’s what you should know about your screening and treatment options.

By Elizabeth Millard

All About BRCA Gene Mutations

If you have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutations, here's what you should know your options, insurance coverage, and screening for other members of your family.

By Elizabeth Millard

Breaking the News of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.

By Bethany Kandel

Genetic Counselor Explains BRCA Genetic Mutations

Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.

By Elizabeth Millard

Angelina Jolie's Effect on Breast Cancer

When Angelina Jolie spoke up about her preventive double mastectomy and BRCA1, she raised more awareness in one day that some organizations do in 10 years.

By Stephanie Stephens

How to Handle the Emotional Impact of BRCA

Have you recently had a genetic test that shows you're predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer? A genetic counselor shares how to process the news.

By Bethany Kandel

Where to Find Support When You Have BRCA

From online support to picking up the telephone and calling a help line, there are resources available to help if you have a BRCA gene mutation.

By Vanessa Caceres

Meet the Experts

Elizabeth Millard

Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Bethany Kandel

Health Writer

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Katherine Malmo

Health Writer

Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer, author, and breast cancer survivor who writes about cancer and cancer treatments.

Elizabeth Millard

Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Health News

Genetic Pap Test Detects Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

A new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers detects genetic mutations in DNA from cervical fluid samples taken during routine Pap tests. Called PapSEEK and developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, ...

Chlamydia May Double Ovarian Cancer Risk

New research to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April suggests that women with chronic chlamydia infections are twice as likely as women without the sexually transmitted infection to develop ovarian cancer. Res...

A Surprising Risk for Ovarian Cancer: Dad's Genes

Researchers at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York have found a genetic mutation for ovarian cancer that can be passed from father to daughter. This genetic factor is also associated with an higher risk for prostate canc...