Are You a Lark or an Owl? Your Answer Determines Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer

A study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine that sampled over 1,000 women—389 of whom were in the primary stages of the most common form of ovarian cancer—and 1,832 cancer-free women has determined that working night shifts increases the risk of ovarian cancer. The women interviewed are from 35… »3/16/13 4:00pm3/16/13 4:00pm

What You Need to Know About the Groundbreaking New Breast Cancer Study

Researchers behind an unprecedented study that is expected to change the way we understand and treat breast cancer, which kills more than 35,000 U.S. women a year, are calling their findings "the breast-cancer equivalent of putting a man or woman on the moon." Here's how the study could affect you and your loved ones. »9/24/12 2:45pm9/24/12 2:45pm

IVF Can Put You At Slightly More Risk For Ovarian Cancer

There has long been speculation that women who undergo in vitro fertilization are at greater risk for ovarian cancer. It's been hard, however, to confirm this link because infertile women have a higher rate of ovarian cancer to start with. So it's difficult to sort out whether it's the underlying infertility or the… »10/30/11 12:05pm10/30/11 12:05pm

Study Finds The Wrong Women Are Tested For Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is rare, but it often spreads without causing symptoms and is only detected once it's too late. Genetic testing can determine if a woman is likely to develop the disease, but a troubling study found that many doctors are suggesting the testing for women who don't really need it, while others fail to… »8/29/11 2:50pm8/29/11 2:50pm

Women who use talcum powder every day on their genitals are 40 percent more likely to develop ovaria
Women who use talcum powder every day on their genitals are 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to a new Harvard Medical School study. Scientists say powder particles may travel to the ovaries and cause inflammation that allows cancer cells to flourish. Previous studies have warned about the… »9/29/08 9:40am9/29/08 9:40am
Researchers are fine-tuning an experimental breast cancer vaccine that may help eliminate 20 to 30 p
Researchers are fine-tuning an experimental breast cancer vaccine »9/15/08 10:40am9/15/08 10:40am that may help eliminate 20 to 30 percent of breast cancers. The vaccine - tested in mice - eliminated tumors from HER2-positive cancer, a type of cancer that accounts for 20-30% of breast cancers. The vaccine even worked to eliminate HER2 tumors that…

Unregulated Ovarian Cancer Test With Life-Saving Potential Is Not Without Risk

There's a new test for ovarian cancer called OvaSure »8/26/08 9:30am8/26/08 9:30am, and some doctors are optimistic that the test could catch the cancer before spreads out of the ovaries and into the rest of the body. According to the , The need for such a test is immense (as is the need for a less embarrassing name - "OvaSure" sounds like a…

Coffee: Causes Miscarriage, Helps Ovaries, And Makes You Fat

Okay, remember the reports earlier this week that coffee and caffeine can terminate a pregnancy and protect ovaries from cancer? Well, news reports today suggest that all that java is making women fat. A report issued by British consumer watchdog group Which? says that "a Starbucks large white chocolate mocha with… »1/24/08 9:30am1/24/08 9:30am