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Health Tip: Living With Cancer For Years

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

-- 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 11 days ago by Drugs.com

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 19 days ago by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 ...

Rubraca (rucaparib) Approved in the U.S. as Maintenance Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 6, 2018-- Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rubraca (rucaparib) tablets for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy. FDA ...

Researchers Making Inroads Against Ovarian Cancer

Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 – Ovarian cancer can be tough to beat, particularly if it returns after initial treatment, but new research offers a glimmer of hope. One study found that a new targeted "immunotherapy" to treat ovarian cancer that has come back looked promising in a small, early trial. Meanwhile, a second team of researchers discovered what appears to be a marker for patients who will ...

Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer?

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 – Pap tests have helped drive down rates of cervical cancer, and a new study suggests they also could be used to detect other gynecologic cancers early. According to the study authors, tissue and fluid collected during a Pap test can detect endometrial and ovarian cancer in women when subjected to genetic testing. If this new test bears out, it would save thousands of ...

Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 – A gene mutation that's passed down from a father is associated with earlier onset of ovarian cancer in daughters and prostate cancer in the father and his sons, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that sisters of women with ovarian cancer have a higher risk for the disease than their mother, but the reasons for this were unclear. "Our study may explain why ...

Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 – A gene mutation that's passed down from a father is associated with earlier onset of ovarian cancer in daughters and prostate cancer in the father and his sons, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that sisters of women with ovarian cancer have a higher risk for the disease than their mother, but the reasons for this were unclear. "Our study may explain why ...

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