Despite advances in treatment, ovarian cancer
remains the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the U.
I live each day hoping and believing that this time, treatment will get me a longer remission; but like many others with ovarian cancer
, it becomes more like living with a chronic disease.
The most important risk factor for ovarian cancer
is the presence of inherited mutations in breast cancer genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2.
This is an important finding, because it shows a way for women to reduce their chances of getting ovarian cancer
," report author Dr Elisa V Bandera, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, said in a (http://www.
Dr Martin Lee said: "Spotting the symptoms of ovarian cancer
and getting help early can be vital in getting the right treatment quickly.
For the present study, researchers used data from the malignant ovarian cancer
(MALOVA) study, a population-based, case-control study investigating this cancer in Danish women between 1995 and 1999.
8220;We were able to raise a great deal of money for the Ovarian Cancer
Research Fund, and we really have the community to thank for that.
A threefold increased risk of clear-cell invasive ovarian cancer
in patients with self-reported endometriosis (P less than .
Discovering the new biomarker, an antibody forming part of the immune system, could pave the way to screening women at high risk of ovarian cancer
or those with early-stage tumours, say US researchers.
The campaign highlights the need for a national ovarian cancer
awareness programme, a reduction in inequalities in ovarian cancer
survival across the UK and an increased take-up by GPs of the new access to diagnostic tests.
New research published in the British Medical Journal confirms that women are dying because they and their doctors are not aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer
accounts for 4% of all cancers in women and the five-year survival rate is low at 30-40%.
A new study has concluded that at least 100,000 deaths from ovarian cancer
have been prevented worldwide by the contraceptive pill during the past 50 years.
A thousand British women may have died from ovarian cancer
since 1991 because they had hormone replacement therapy (HRT), researchers said today.
Epithelial ovarian cancer
is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the United States and is three times more lethal than breast cancer.