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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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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