Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: BRCA Mutations, Brain Mets, and Breastfeeding

May 6, 2019 5:00 pm

By Kristin Jenkins

The presence of a BRCA germ line mutation in patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer may confer a short-term survival advantage, but is not associated with a reduction in long-term mortality, researchers found.

A follow-up study comparing … Read more

Study: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

April 3, 2019 5:00 pm

“The longer the history of oral contraceptive use, the greater the protection we observed in terms of reduced chance of dying from aggressive ovarian cancer,” said study first author Jennifer Mongiovi.

The protection that birth control pills offer against ovarian … Read more

SGO 2019: Less Worry, More Symptoms and Regret With Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy

March 20, 2019 5:00 pm

By Christina Bennett, MS

Women at increased risk for hereditary ovarian cancer who underwent risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy experienced less worry but worse menopausal symptoms and more regret compared with those who underwent salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy, the Women Choosing Surgical Prevention … Read more

Sound and Light Could Detect Ovarian Cancer Earlier

November 23, 2018 11:32 pm

By Beth Miller

Researchers have found an innovative way to use sound and light, or photoacoustic, imaging to diagnose ovarian tumors. The method may lead to a promising new diagnostic imaging technique to improve current standard of care for patients Read more

Why Is the 5-Year Survival Rate for Ovarian Cancer So Low?

November 21, 2018 11:30 pm

By Korin Miller

Here’s what to know—and how to try to protect yourself.

Finding out that you or someone you love has any kind of cancer is disorienting, frightening, and generally a hellish experience. This is pretty typical no matter … Read more

Ultrasonography Useful for Predicting Ovarian Cancer Risk

November 21, 2018 9:55 pm

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

Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduced with Postmenopausal Statins

November 7, 2018 5:00 pm

By Pam Harrison

All histologic types of ovarian cancer risk lowered in statin versus non-statin users.

Women who started taking a statin at the age of 50 or older had a significantly lower risk of developing any histologic type of … Read more

Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

October 4, 2018 1:15 am

Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. … Read more

Contraceptive Pill Linked with Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

September 27, 2018 5:31 pm

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Researchers not sure apparent protective effect extends to progestin only products such as mini pill and implants.

Women who use modern forms of the combined pill are at a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than women … Read more

Study Cracks Open the Secrets of the Cancer-Causing BRCA1 Gene

September 12, 2018 12:21 am

By Sharon Begley

Lawsuits didn’t do it, public shaming didn’t do it, patients and doctors banding together to “free the data” couldn’t do it: For 22 years Myriad Genetics, one of the oldest genetic testing companies, has refused to make … Read more

Study: Cancer-related genetic testing is rare for women on Medicare

August 20, 2018 6:28 pm

By Health Day News

Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from 12 southeastern states … Read more

Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer

July 27, 2018 1:12 am
By Steven Reinberg
One low-dose aspirin a day could help women avoid ovarian cancer or boost their survival should it develop, two new studies suggest.

In fact, daily low-dose aspirin — the type many older women already take to help

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Could New Approach Stave Off Ovarian Cancer? Study May Tell

March 16, 2018 7:08 pm

Anna Hargrove learned she carries a genetic mutation that predisposes women toward breast and ovarian cancer at 27, which was no surprise given her family history.

Hargrove, cautious by nature, did what a lot of women with the mutation do: … Read more

Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers

January 29, 2018 11:21 pm

It’s known that use of the birth control pill is tied to lower odds for ovarian cancer, but new research shows the benefit extends to smokers or women who are obese.

According to the study from the U.S. National Cancer … Read more

Fallopian Tube Removal May Help Prevent Most Common Ovarian Cancer

December 20, 2017 7:52 pm

A study published in October showed that high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas (HGSOC), which account for about 75 percent of ovarian cancers, originate with abnormal cells in the fallopian tubes an average of seven years before the disease develops. This understanding … Read more

Health Matters: Testing Your Genes for Cancer

December 12, 2017 12:21 am

Whether you’ve already been diagnosed, or you want to know your risk, health experts can test your DNA to determine your chances of developing cancer.

“The testing itself determines whether or not they have inherited this broken gene that could … Read more