Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer

Healthy Women Need Not Undergo Screening for Ovarian Cancer (04-19-2012)

Healthy women at average risk for ovarian cancer do not need to get screened for the disease, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). After a recent review of the data, the government panel has renewed its 2004 recommendation against... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (02-17-2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... Continue Reading

Many Doctors Report Screening for Ovarian Cancer (02-9-2012)

Despite evidence to the contrary, one in three US physicians who offer primary care to women believe that ovarian cancer screening is effective. These results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Roughly 70% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed... Continue Reading

BRCA Mutations Influence Ovarian Cancer Outcomes (01-27-2012)

Among women with ovarian cancer, those who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation appear to have better overall survival than those who do not have a BRCA gene mutation. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Inherited... Continue Reading

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Linked with Increased Cancer Risk (12-19-2011)

People with myotonic muscular dystrophy may be more likely than people in the general population to develop certain types of cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) is... Continue Reading

BRCA-Related Cancers Diagnosed at Younger Age in Subsequent Generations (09-15-2011)

In a study that evaluated two generations of women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, breast and ovarian cancers tended to be diagnosed at a younger age in the later generation. These results were published in Cancer. Inherited mutations in two genes—BRCA1... Continue Reading

Genetic Testing Recommendations by Physicians Don’t Always Follow Guidelines (08-2-2011)

According to a survey of more than 1,800 US physicians, decisions about who should be referred for BRCA1/2 testing are not always consistent with guidelines. These results were published in Cancer. Inherited mutations in two genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2—have... Continue Reading

Genetic Testing Recommendations by Physicians Don’t Always Follow Guidelines (08-2-2011)

According to a survey of more than 1,800 US physicians, decisions about who should be referred for BRCA1/2 testing are not always consistent with guidelines. These results were published in Cancer. Inherited mutations in two genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2—have... Continue Reading

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women (07-28-2011)

Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater insight into height and cancer risk may... Continue Reading

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