Sometimes referred to as “the silent killer” because symptoms often don’t appear until the disease reaches an advanced stage, ovarian cancer is diagnosed in more than 20,000 women annually in the United States and results in almost 15,000 deaths in this country each year.1 Determined to improve these statistics—and provide news.cancerconnect.com
Women, who are at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, should consider having their ovaries removed as a way to avert the risk. Prof Gareth Evans of Manchester University said that women who carry a family history of ovarian cancer should consider surgical removal of the ovaries to offset the risk of developing tumors. Women who already have children, feel their family is complete and are above 40 years of age should seriously think of having the ovaries removed. This causes early www.medindia.net
Starting Sept. 1 and throughout the month, several towns in South Jersey including Moorestown and Gloucester Township will turn teal as part of "Turn the Town Teal," an event sponsored by theA Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation A in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. www.topix.com
It is widely known that mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility 1 (BRCA1) gene significantly increase the chance of developing breast and ovarian cancers, but the mechanisms at play are not fully understood www.medicalnewstoday.com
Tropical plants may contain the basis of new and effective treatments for ovarian cancer, according to researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Portsmouth. The scientists are developing a programme for testing plant extracts for the ability to stop cells from ovarian tumours growing. In initial tests, several plant extracts killed the tumour samples, taken from cancer patients www.medicalnewstoday.com
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