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Consuming tea and citrus fruits reduces women's ovarian cancer risk

11/16/2014 - Women who would like to significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer now have a natural and simple way to do so. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have conducted studies indicating that daily consumption of tea and citrus fruits can lower the risk of developing epithelial ovarian...

Did AstraZeneca fake clinical trial data for its ovarian cancer drug?

6/28/2014 - AstraZeneca has come out making bold claims about their new experimental ovarian cancer drug called olaparib. In clinical trials, the drug company shows that their new drug enables an 83 percent reduction in the risk of ovarian cancer progression. According to a review by officials from the US Food...

Baby powder increases ovarian cancer risk by 33 percent, lawsuit claims

5/23/2014 - Regularly using talc-based baby powders to soothe sensitive skin or eliminate unwanted moisture could eventually lead to cancer, alleges a new class action lawsuit filed against drug giant Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs say the company's popular baby powder product increases women's risk of ovarian cancer...

High intake of meat and fat linked to ovarian cancer: Research

9/3/2013 - Research continues to show that a diet high in meat and fat can dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, the top killer among gynecologic cancers. Although ovarian cancer is relatively rare - in the United States, women have less than a 2.5 percent lifetime risk of developing...

Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks

11/13/2012 - Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly diseases out there. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women -- an astounding 14,000 out of 23,000 diagnosed each year, die. Ovarian cancer tends to be aggressive and generally has very few symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Fortunately,...

Eight-year-old girl battles ovarian cancer before ever hitting puberty: Are vaccines, hormones, and GMOs to blame?

9/25/2012 - Ovarian cancer never used to be much of a threat to young girls, especially girls who have not yet hit puberty and whose ovaries are still developing. But today, an increasing number of adolescent girls, including eight-year-old Natalie Cosman of Manchester, Connecticut, face what doctors are now calling...

Ovarian cancers caused by IVF infertility treatments

10/27/2011 - In vitro (which means "outside the body") fertilization, better known as IVF, is the joining of a woman's egg and a man's sperm in a laboratory dish. The fertilized egg is placed in the lining of the woman's womb and, if the fetus continues to grow, a baby is born in about 9 months. Although a huge...

Startling findings - ovarian cancer screening doesn't save lives and not all ovarian cancers kill or need treatment

6/9/2011 - There's no denying ovarian cancer is usually a terrible disease. A stealthy malignancy, it's often misdiagnosed as indigestion and by the time ovarian cancer is actually discovered by a doctor, the disease may have spread extensively. According to the National Institutes of Health, ovarian cancer is...

Ovarian cancer screenings are essentially useless

12/14/2010 - A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer has found that current ovarian cancer screening technologies do virtually nothing to decrease the overall death rate from the disease. Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSc, and her team from Duke University Medical...

Talcum Powder is Linked to Ovarian Cancer

8/30/2010 - Every year approximately 13,850 women die of ovarian cancer with 21,880 new cases of the disease reported every year. What makes ovarian cancer so deadly is the fact that it's a silent disease. Many women won't even know they have it until it's too late. For years people have known there are several...

HRT Drugs Promote Ovarian Cancer

11/30/2009 - Women who use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase not just their risk of breast cancer but also of ovarian cancer, even when they remain on the drugs fewer than four years, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2002, the landmark Women's...

Apigenin Phytonutrient Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

11/10/2009 - High intake of foods containing the natural plant compound apigenin might decrease a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found. Apigenin is a class of flavonoid, a phytonutrient (plant compound) family known for its high antioxidant...

Long or Short Term Use: All Hormone Replacement Therapy Raises Ovarian Cancer Risk

9/1/2009 - Cancer of the ovary is rarely found early and, by the time it is discovered, the disease has frequently spread. So prevention is the most important way to fight this frequently deadly malignancy. Unfortunately, new research shows a medical treatment -- hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- which was...

Natural Help for Ovarian Cancer

1/23/2009 - Ovarian cancer is a nonspecific term for a variety of cancers that originate in the ovary. There are about 20 microscopically distinct types. Though difficult to detect in the very early stages, once diagnosed ovarian cancer is often easy to treat in the beginning. The difficulty comes with keeping...

Stay Fat and Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk Eighty Percent

1/11/2009 - Ovarian cancer is far too often a killer. With frequently overlooked, vague symptoms like abdominal bloating, it is not unusual for this malignancy to only be discovered when it has advanced and spread to other organs. In fact, ovarian cancer has a five year survival rate of only 37 percent and is considered...

Frequent Use of Talcum Powder Near Private Parts May Cause Ovarian Cancer

11/4/2008 - According to a latest study conducted at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, women who used talcum powder around their private parts daily have a 40% higher risk of getting ovarian cancer. Even those who only used it once a week experienced a 36% higher risk. Although concerns over the use of talc...

Consuming Acrylamide from Cooked Foods Boosts Ovarian Cancer Risk by 78 Percent

5/20/2008 - Women who ingest the highest levels of acrylamide in their diets may drastically increase their risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer, according to a new study published in the journal "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention." Acrylamide is a chemical produced when starchy foods are baked,...

Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer, Cedars-Sinai research shows (press release)

10/17/2006 - Whether or not a woman is obese will likely affect her outcome once she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study, published online on Aug. 28 in the American Cancer Society's journal Cancer, showed that obesity affected survival...

Drinking tea associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer (press release)

9/7/2006 - Women who drank at least two cups of tea a day had a lower risk of ovarian cancer than those who did not drink tea, according to a study in the December 12/26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...

Excess pounds may raise ovarian cancer risk (press release)

8/16/2006 - Being overweight in young adulthood or later in life may raise a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, particularly if she's never had children, researchers have found. In a study of 2,110 women with and without ovarian cancer, researchers found that those who were relatively heavy, either in recent years...

Vitamin D and Flavonoids Examined for Impact on Breast and Ovarian Cancer (press release)

7/27/2006 - While risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers include menopause, obesity, family history and specific genetic mutations, researchers also are looking at the role of diet in the development, as well as the treatment and prevention of these tumors. At the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association...

Ginger causes ovarian cancer cells to die, U-M researchers find (press release)

7/18/2006 - Ginger is known to ease nausea and control inflammation. But researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are investigating a new use for this age-old remedy: treating ovarian cancer. In laboratory studies, researchers found ginger caused ovarian cancer cells...

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