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Birth Control for Cancer Prevention

The risk of developing certain forms of cancer can be decreased by using hormonal birth control. ... more »
Female reproductive system

Common Cause Links Female Infertility to High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A recent study indicates there may not be a cause-and-effect association between infertility and ovarian cancer but a common cause instead that leads to both. ... more »
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Ladies, Get Up & Move; Sitting Linked to Bone, Breast, Ovarian Cancer

A new study from the American Cancer Society revealed an increased risk of cancer for women who spend lots of their leisurely moments sitting down. ... more »
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Treatment-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Fight Back Against Chemotherapy

Researchers from Australia seem to be one step closer to solving the mystery of why cancer treatments work in one patient but not another. ... more »
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Biomarker Discovery Could Lead to Better Targeted Ovarian Cancer Treatment

It is expected that oncologists will someday be able to evaluate a patient’s biomarkers before initiating chemotherapy to determine which forms of treatment are most likely to succeed. ... more »
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Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed to Avert Hereditary Cancer

Jolie, 39, chose to publicize a preventive double mastectomy she had in 2013. ... more »
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BRCA Mutation

BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are not gender specific and can affect both men and women. A genetic counselor can discuss with you your individual risks and recommend certain methods of genetic testing. ... more »
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Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of BRCA Ovarian Cancer

“Heredity is not destiny,” says Dr. Timothy R. Rebbeck. There are specific measures a woman can take that significantly reduce the odds of developing a BRCA-related cancer. ... more »
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International Study Recommends Ovary Removal by Age 35 if BRCA+ for Best Cancer Defense

For women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutation, the odds of getting ovarian cancer are 39 for every 100 BRCA+ women. Once disease develops, preventive ovary removal surgery by age 35 is the best defense. ... more »

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