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Synonyms for cancer

Synonyms for cancer

any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere

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the fourth sign of the zodiac

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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 medical field.
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 symptoms.
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.
Ovarian cancer 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.
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