How to Recognize Ovarian Cancer

More than 70 percent of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed when the disease is in its advanced stages. Here’s what you should know.
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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 ...

New test may detect ovarian cancer earlier

Researchers at the University of Texas say a new screening procedure shows “potential” for detecting ovarian cancer at an early stage. When caught early, ovarian cancer has up to a 90 percent survival rate, compared to 30 percent when discovered in l...

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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