By Will Boggs MD
The ultrasonographic appearance of ovarian masses is strongly associated with a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, researchers report.
“Ovarian cancer is a frightening and devastating disease, and we want to be able to find ovarian cancer … Read more
Using ultrasound technology, researchers found simple ovarian cysts—commonly found amongst premenopausal and postmenopausal women—are not associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and do not require additional surveillance or surgical intervention, according to research published online
By Diane Mapes
Despite its long-standing nickname, ovarian cancer isn’t really a silent killer. There are symptoms; it’s just that they whisper or are commonly mistaken for something else, like aging or irritable bowel syndrome. As a result of this
A sample obtained from routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests used for cervical cancer screening can be subjected to a multiplex panel test, dubbed PapSEEK, to determine whether the sample is positive for endometrial or ovarian cancer, two gynecologic cancers for which … Read more
Scientists studying ovarian cancer have revealed a new genetic mutation that increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer — and it can be passed to her by her father.
Recently, Medical News Today covered a study that looked into whether … Read more
Women should not undergo screening for ovarian cancer if they do not have signs or symptoms of the disease, as it does not improve survival but may expose women unnecessarily to surgical complications. This is the final guidance from the … Read more
As genetic testing becomes more accessible with advanced technology and decreased costs, population-based testing for breast and ovarian cancer may be more cost effective in the long run, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute… Read more
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.
Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look … Read more
I had a family member who was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer 20 years ago and died of the disease at the age of 47. Even though her symptoms appeared a year before her diagnosis with abdominal bloating, indigestion, … Read more
By: Yadira Galindo
After spending 35 years as a community college counselor, Jo-Anne Lesser retired and was looking forward to traveling with her husband, Norman. Her plans were derailed when abdominal pains had her doubled over in agony.
For seven … Read more
Screening for ovarian cancer in high-risk patients led to detection of significantly more early-stage disease as compared with the 1 year after screening ended, a multicenter study showed.
Algorithm-based screening with an assay for the CA-125 cancer antigen plus transvaginal … Read more