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Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by

-- An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary. Most ovarian cysts are small and often lack symptoms unless they rupture or become twisted. If there are symptoms, the website says these warning signs are common: Bloating. Swelling. Pain in the lower abdomen. Pelvic pain. Dull ache in the lower back and thighs. Problems emptying the bladder or bowel. Pain during ...

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms

Posted 9 Sep 2016 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 – A major shift is needed in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a doctor who specializes in the disease. "Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late," said Dr. David Fishman, director of the cancer center and gynecologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. "It's important for women to know their risk [of] contracting this deadly disease, and ...

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Posted 13 May 2016 by

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 – Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 196,000 Swedish women who'd had their ovaries removed, the risk of eventually being diagnosed with colon cancer was 30 percent higher than the norm for women their age. The women had their ovaries removed for ...

Rare Condition Can 'Masculinize' Women

Posted 21 Oct 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 – For most women, some hair loss from the scalp along with more body hair are just regular signs of aging. In some cases, though, these changes may stem from a little-known condition that sends testosterone levels soaring. Writing in the Oct. 22 New England Journal of Medicine, doctors describe just such a case: A 57-year-old woman who came to them with body-hair growth, ...

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

Posted 13 Aug 2015 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 – Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests. Genetic tests have tended to focus solely on BRCA1 and BRCA2, the two genetic mutations that have been proven to dramatically increase a woman's risk for breast or ...

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 – Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds. The analysis showed that 36 percent of counties in the United States are more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. About 10 percent of American women – nearly 15 million – live in those counties, researchers found. "This is ...

Ovarian Cyst Syndrome May Raise Health Risks from Plastics Chemical

Posted 18 Jan 2011 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 – Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) appear to be more vulnerable to a chemical found in many consumer products than other women, a new study suggests. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is widely used in plastic products, food and drink packaging and even dental materials. PCOS, a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, is characterized by excessive production of ...

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