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Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

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

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Treatment

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.

The Latest

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Family Health History

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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NSAID

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Family Health History

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.

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Treatment

Your Surgeon Matters With Ovarian Cancer

Having a gynecologic oncologist perform ovarian cancer surgery is associated with a 30 percent increase in overall survival. Find out why.

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Technology

Simple Apps for Cancer Survivors

These are the tech tools every cancer survivor should know about to help keep track of medications, exercise, and other important information.

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Treatment

To All Who Helped Along Your Cancer Journey

A simple thank you card and gift can go a long way to showing your appreciation for the family, friends, and doctors who helped you on your cancer journey.

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Be Real, Complain: Break Unspoken Cancer Rules, One at a Time

Share with others how you feel about living with cancer, so they have a true picture of what you’re experiencing.

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Please. Don't Tell Me Your Cancer Horror Stories

Tips for avoiding cancer horror stories from friends and family when you share your cancer diagnosis, including take the initiative in the conversation and letting others know how you feel right away.

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.