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Obamacare May Have Boosted Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

Posted 16 days ago by

SUNDAY, June 2, 2019 – More American women under age 65 have been diagnosed sooner and treated earlier for ovarian cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, new research shows. And, more women received treatment within 30 days of diagnosis, improving their survival odds, the researchers said. For the study, the investigators analyzed data from the U.S. National Cancer...

Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say

Posted 29 May 2019 by

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 – A gene-based blood test can accurately detect breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric or bile duct cancers in patients, researchers report. The test uses artificial intelligence to identify and interpret "fragments" of DNA in the blood that indicate the presence of cancer, explained researchers led by Dr. Victor Velculescu. He helps direct the Cancer...

Should You Get Tested for the 'Breast Cancer Genes'?

Posted 19 Feb 2019 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 – Women who have specific mutations in genes known as BRCA are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Now, an influential expert panel reaffirms that certain women should be screened for the genes. The draft recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, whose advisories often guide physician practice and insurance coverage. The guidelines --...

Even a Little Exercise May Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

Posted 10 Jan 2019 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 – Regular exercise before and after a cancer diagnosis significantly improves odds of survival, a new study finds. Among more than 5,800 U.S. patients with a range of early- to late-stage cancers, those who exercised three or four times a week before and after their diagnosis had a 40 percent lower risk of death than inactive patients, researchers reported. But survival...

Lynparza (olaparib) Approved by US FDA for First-Line Maintenance Therapy in BRCA-Mutated Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Posted 20 Dec 2018 by

19 December 2018 – AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lynparza for use as maintenance treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm or sBRCAm) advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal...

Health Tip: Living With Cancer For Years

Posted 5 Oct 2018 by

-- With all of the medical advances of the past decades, cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence, the American Cancer Society says. Someone diagnosed with many forms of cancer today has a good chance of living with the disease for many years. Some types of ovarian cancer, lymphoma and leukemia should be treated as chronic illnesses, in a similar way that we treat heart disease or...

Low-Dose Aspirin May Protect Against Ovarian Cancer: Study

Posted 4 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 – Regular use of low-dose aspirin may the reduce risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 205,000 American women and found that those who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (defined as 100 milligrams or less) had a 23 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who did not regularly take aspirin....

Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Posted 27 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay – News) – There's long been a connection between birth control pills and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. Now, new research suggests that's true for the latest form of the drug, as well. Scientists say the protective effect of the newer pills – which contain lower doses of estrogens and different progestogens – rose over time and persisted for several...

5 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

Posted 19 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 – The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often confused with less serious issues, making successful treatment less likely, a cancer expert warns. Ovarian cancer is called a "silent killer." That's because many women are diagnosed too late, said Dr. David Fishman of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in New York City. "Ovarian cancer takes the lives of far too many...

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Ovarian Cancer

Posted 2 Sep 2018 by

SUNDAY, Sept. 2, 2018 – Women need to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and see a doctor if they have them, an ob-gyn expert says. Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of death in American women, claiming more lives than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, according to the American Cancer Society. About 22,240 women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease...

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lacking for Women on Medicare: Study

Posted 17 Aug 2018 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 – 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 between 2000 and 2014. Only 8 percent of 92 women who met Medicare criteria for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene testing received it within five years of their...

Obamacare May Have Helped More Women Spot Cancer Early

Posted 23 Jul 2018 by

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 – Earlier diagnosis of gynecologic cancers is on the rise among young women in the United States because more of them have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a new study maintains. Each year, about 2,000 U.S. women under age 26 are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer – including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Early diagnosis is key to...

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Be Weapon Against Ovarian Cancer

Posted 20 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 – 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 their hearts – was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer. It was also tied to as much as a 30 percent improvement in survival for...

Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 – Fertility drugs do not increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. It did find that infertility itself is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers examined data from more than 58,000 women in Denmark who had infertility treatments (ART, or assisted reproduction technology) between 1994 and 2015. The investigators then...

FDA Approves Genentech’s Avastin (bevacizumab) Plus Chemotherapy as a Treatment for Women With Advanced Ovarian Cancer Following Initial Surgery

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by

South San Francisco, CA – June 13, 2018 – Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avastin® (bevacizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel), followed by Avastin as a single agent, for the treatment of women with advanced (stage III or IV) ovarian cancer following ...

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