New test may detect ovarian cancer earlier

Ovarian Cancer Drug Reduces Progression

In a recent clinical trial, an ovarian cancer drug called Lynparza significantly reduced the risk for disease progression. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called PARP—poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase—inhibitors, a type of targeted therapy tha...

More Cancers Linked to Weight

Obesity rates have more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization, to more than 600 million adults. For years, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for heart disease, di...

Blood Test Could Detect Ovarian Cancer Sooner

A blood screening test could help detect ovarian cancer sooner, and that, according to new research published in The Lancet, could help lower its death rate by as much as 20 percent. Ovarian cancer now tends to be diagnosed at an advanced stage, with ...

Daily aspirin could lower ovarian cancer risk

Women may be able to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis, according to new research. Investigators analyzed data from 12 studies that collectively involved almost 8,000 women with ovarian cancer and almost ...

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Early Warning Signs

Although ovarian cancer has sometimes been described as a silent killer we now know that there are some early warning signs. The earlier this type of cancer is detected the better chance a patient has for survival. Although awareness of symptoms is v...
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A Gynecologist Answers our Questions about Ovarian Cancer

It is known as the “silent killer.” Ovarian cancer is frightening to so many women because there generally are little to no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. More than half of women are diagnosed when they are already in the advanced stage...
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Ovarian Cancer: Listening for the Body's Signals

I distinctly recall the advice, twenty-five years ago, of my own OBGYN when searching for a pediatrician as a first-time mother: find someone who listens to your child’s symptoms and who can diagnose a problem quickly and accurately from your input. ...
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