Why Do Cancer Treatments Differ from Person to Person?

Researchers from Australia seem to be one step closer to solving the mystery of why cancer treatments work in one patient but not another. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

International Study Recommends Ovary Removal by Age 35

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. ... read more »

Introduction to Ovarian Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer affecting women today. In fact, ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. ... read more »

Biomarker Discovery Could Lead to Better 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. ... read more »

Fertility-sparing Therapy for Endometrial Hyperplasia and Cancer

A recent study from researchers in the United Kingdom shows that fertility-sparing treatment is a viable option for some patients, resulting in live births and fulfillment of reproductive wishes. ... read more »

Conservative Treatment of Ovarian Cancer May Preserve Fertility

A new study suggests conservative treatment for recurrent ovariancancer may preserve a woman's fertility, especially if the cancerstubbornly returns in the reproductive organ. ... read more »

Common Cause of Female Infertility and 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. ... read more »

Post-Cancer Ovarian Tissue Transplant Delivers New Hope

Cancer. The word alone strikes fear in just about everyone. When it'sovarian cancer that will surely affect a woman's fertility before shehas the family she wants, there's a great deal of grief and heartachealongside that fear. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

If you have any of the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer, which include frequent bloating, pain in the pelvis, difficulty eating, and urinary issues, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor. ... read more »

Tumors May Be Linked To IVF Treatment

In-vitro fertilization is one of the treatment options to increase fertility and conception rate, yet according to new research, IVF treatment may be associated with ovarian tumor growth later in life. ... read more »

Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Linked to Cell Tests

Tiny changes in cervical and uterine cells may be able to predict risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Do My Chances of Getting Pregnant Decrease if I Have Been on the Pill for Many Years?

There is no evidence birth control reduces fertility. Clinical studieshave suggested that pregnancy rates after long-term birth control useare nearly identical to those in women who've never taken birth control. ... read more »

Gynecologic and Other Cancer

Every six minutes, an American woman is diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, peritoneal, tubal, vaginal and vulvar cancers. ... read more »

Cancer Risk Not Affected by IVF

Studies on the impact of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) on cancer risk have reported and denied a connection. A recent study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility from researchers in Israel confirms no connection between cancer risk and IVF treatment. ... read more »

Borderline Ovarian Tumors And IVF

According to a study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology, women who undergo in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) treatments may be at increased risk of borderline ovarian tumors. ... read more »

Introduction to Ovarian Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer affecting women today. In fact, ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. ... read more »

Clomiphene and Cancer

Does clomiphene increase cancer risk? ... read more »

Pergonal and Ovarian Cancer

Some studies have found an association between ovarian cancer and certain ovulation-inducing medications such as gonadotropins (Pergonal is a member of this drug group) while other studies have not. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer and Pregnancy

When you have ovarian cancer pregnancy is something that should be avoided if at all possible until you have been treated successfully. ... read more »

Ovarian Tissue Preservation and Cancer Treatment

For young women who’ve been hit with a cancer diagnosis, fertility preservation is a topic of much concern. ... read more »

Birth Control for Cancer Prevention

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

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed to Avert Hereditary Cancer

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

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. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous types of cancer since early symptoms are not easily detected. Ovarian cancer may not cause early symptoms in some women. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Benefits for the Baby

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding provides all the nutrition babies need in an easy-to-digest fluid. ... read more »

Angelina Jolie Trades Breasts for Life

After watching her mother battle cancer for nearly 10 years, Angelina Jolie chose to reduce her risk of facing the same fate, by getting an elective double mastectomy. ... read more »

Ovarian Transposition and Cancer Treatment

When facing cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, women of child-bearing age may be presented with various methods of preserving fertility. Ovarian transposition is one procedure your doctor may suggest. ... read more »

Will Angelina Jolie Pass the BRCA Mutation to Her Babies?

When Angelina Jolie revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, my heart went out to her. She has a gene mutation in what’s known as BCRA, which increases her risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer. ... read more »

Abdominopelvic Tuberculosis Mimics AOC and PID

Doctors and researchers in the Jiangsu Province in China note 28 cases of Abdominopelvic Tuberculosis (TB) commonly misdiagnosed as advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). ... read more »

Predicting Borderline Ovarian Tumor Relapse

BOTs (Borderline Ovarian Tumors) carry a higher risk of relapse ' up to30%. Factors associated with relapse have not been accurately identified leaving doctors with incomplete prognostic information prior tosurgery. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

The primary method of ovarian cancer treatment is surgery for all stages of the cancer. If ovarian cancer is detected early on, surgery may be the only treatment used to remove the cancer from the ovaries. ... read more »

Granulosa Cell Tumors of the Ovary: Review of 43 Cases

Granulosa cell tumors are rare tumors that can develop on the ovaries. There are two types of the disease - juvenile and adult. ... read more »