A family history "generally means having two or more first-or second-degree relatives with a history of ovarian cancer
or a combination of breast and ovarian cancer
; for women of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, it means having a first-degree relative (or two second-degree relatives on the same side of the family) with breast or ovarian cancer
," according to the USPSTF statement.
Populations at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer
include women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer), or a family history of ovarian cancer
The company said the acquisition will enhance its strategic position in this ovarian cancer
Each year around 7,000 British women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer
and 5,000 die from the disease - a death rate of 71%.
According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate of ovarian cancer
patients is 46%.
The charity 'Target Ovarian Cancer
' is calling on the Department of Health to spearhead a national campaign to make people more knowledgeable about ovarian cancer
About 20 percent of women who do have ovarian cancer
don't have elevated levels, while three percent of women who have high levels don't have ovarian cancer
About 94 percent of patients who receive an early diagnosis of ovarian cancer
live longer than five years, according to the American Cancer Society.
The results showed that the longer women used oral contraceptives, the bigger the reduction in risk of ovarian cancer
, and that the risk reduction persisted for more than 30 years after women stopped taking the pill; however, the effect decreased as time went on.
There is a lot of validity in the statement on early symptoms of ovarian cancer
," says Thomas A.
The research indicates that a woman's risk of suffering ovarian cancer
returns to normal within a few years of giving up HRT.
Previous research on ovarian cancer
has had mixed results.
is the most fatal of all cancers involving a woman's reproductive tract.
Thirty-six and healthy, Kretchmer had her breasts surgically removed last week in a grueling 7 1/2-hour procedure after a genetics test showed she faced a more than 80 percent chance of someday developing breast or ovarian cancer
The more tea women drink, the lower their risk of ovarian cancer
may be, according to findings from a population-based study in Sweden.