Prevention and Early Diagnosis Articles
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer – Diana Zuckerman, PhD, National Center for Health Research A growing body of evidence suggests that using talc in the genital area can increase a woman’s chances of developing ovarian cancer. And the more years she uses talc, the more likely she is to develop ovarian cancer. A study published in 2016 suggests that the body […]
Ovarian cancer: who should be concerned and what can they do? – Ovarian cancer, the 5th leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S., is usually not detected until it is spread. Screening is less effective for ovarian cancer than it is for other cancers.
Can a handful of nuts a day keep cancer away? – Evidence is growing about the many ways in which eating nuts, seeds, and legumes can improve your health. These foods have been linked to healthier hearts and a lower risk of diabetes, but now studies show they may also cut your risk of getting cancer! Here’s what we know and don’t know.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations: when your genes increase your cancer risk – BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce proteins that suppress tumors and repair damage to our DNA. If there is a mutation in one of these genes and they do not work properly, DNA damage may not be repaired. This can eventually cause cancer. If you find out that you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, it doesn’t mean you will definitely get breast or ovarian cancer. There are a few ways you can lower your risk of breast and ovarian cancer
Flaxseed: what is it and can they keep you healthy? – Suddenly, everyone is talking about adding flaxseed to your diet. What is flaxseed and how can eating it make you healthier?
Breastfeeding: the finest food for your infant isn’t sold in any store – Evidence has been mounting about the health advantages of breastfeeding for both mother and child. From a reduced risk of obesity to an increased resistance to disease, study after study shows that, when possible, breast milk is the ideal food for your newborn child. Is this the right option for you?
Patients under 50 with early-stage ovarian cancer: safe treatment with no loss of fertility – Learn more about how to detect ovarian cancer in its early stages, and about fertility-saving treatments for premenopausal women with early stage ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer CA-125 blood test: does it work? – September 2013. The most popular screening test for ovarian cancer, the CA-125 test, by itself is not a good screening tool for ovarian cancer. When used alone on women with no symptoms or previous history of ovarian cancer, it leads to many false positives. Among women who have already been treated for ovarian cancer once, it doesn’t seem to improve length of quality of life.