Ovarian Cancer: How Your Father’s Genes Can Affect Your Risk

February 19, 2018 12:01 am

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

‘No’ to Ovarian Cancer Screening: Harms Outweigh Benefits

February 14, 2018 8:49 pm

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

Screening Beyond Those With Cancer History May Be More Effective

February 12, 2018 10:32 pm

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 InstituteRead more

Blood Test To Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

January 22, 2018 11:06 pm

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

With Cancer, Timing Is Everything

January 8, 2018 10:41 pm

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

Unmasking a Silent Killer: Ovarian Cancer

September 4, 2017 3:48 am

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

Ovarian Cancer Screening Has Some Benefits in High-Risk Women

March 1, 2017 6:51 pm

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