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  • Nov 2019

    Ovarian cancer stages: What to know

    Doctors categorize ovarian cancer into four stages, depending on how far the disease has spread. Here, learn more about each ovarian cancer stage and the prognosis.

  • Jul 2019

    Could targeting this enzyme halt ovarian cancer?

    Scientists have identified an enzyme that promotes cell proliferation in the most common and lethal ovarian cancer and could serve as a treatment target.

  • May 2019

    Everything you need to know about Pap smears

    A Pap smear is a routine test that doctors use to look for changes in the cervical cells. These changes may indicate cancer or precancer. Learn more about a Pap smear here.

  • Apr 2019

    This neurotransmitter helps aggressive tumors spread

    New research in mouse models of human-derived cancers has found a new key factor that supports the growth and spread of aggressive tumors.

  • Apr 2019

    What is a chocolate cyst?

    A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with blood. These growths form in people with endometriosis, usually when the condition is severe. Here, learn about the treatments for chocolate cysts and their potential effects on fertility.

  • Mar 2019

    Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

    New research in mice identifies a compound that significantly improves ovarian cancer survival by targeting stem-like cancer cells.

  • Feb 2019

    New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

    A newly developed state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that is cost-effective and easy to make can detect the presence of cancer in the tiniest drop of blood.

  • Feb 2019

    New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

    Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.

  • Jan 2019

    Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy

    During a hysterectomy, a surgeon removes a person’s uterus. Because the surgeon usually leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, it may still be possible to develop ovarian cancer. However, research suggests that any type of hysterectomy helps reduce a person’s risk of ovarian cancer. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    Missed periods and ovarian cancer

    Most causes of missed or irregular periods are not serious. However, less commonly, a missed period can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Early detection and treatment of this type of cancer can improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    Ovarian cancer statistics

    Knowing the statistics on ovarian cancer can help a person better understand the condition. However, it is important to remember that everyone has a different experience with cancer.

  • Nov 2018

    New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

    Ovarian cancer is rarely detected in its early stages, which makes treatment less effective. A new blood test, however, may become a game-changer.

  • Oct 2018

    Does baby powder cause cancer? What to know

    Baby powder manufacturers have recently faced lawsuits that their product, a type of talc, may cause ovarian cancer. Learn about the claims and research here.

  • Oct 2018

    Ovarian cancer: Taking regular low-dose aspirin can lower risk

    An analysis of data from two large cohorts totaling 205,498 women sees that regularly taking low-dose aspirin is linked to reduced risk of ovarian cancer.

  • Sep 2018

    Ovarian cancer: Newer birth control pills may lower risk

    A large study examines the effect of newer combined oral contraceptives on the risk of ovarian cancer among women of reproductive age.

  • Sep 2018

    Blocking ovarian cancer's energy supply helps curb spread

    New research reveals that, to fuel tumor invasion of nearby tissue, ovarian cancer cells recruit supporting cells to supply energy from glycogen.

  • Sep 2018

    Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

    Antibody immunotherapy for solid tumors has shown limited success. Now, one that attacks two targets in ovarian cancer cells promises to improve prospects.

  • Aug 2018

    Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What's the link?

    Some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain. Bloating, certain treatments for cancer, or changes in lifestyle after diagnosis could be linked to this weight gain. In this article, we look at the link between weight gain and ovarian cancer and consider some tips for weight management.

  • Aug 2018

    Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

    Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the ovaries. They are often harmless and require no treatment. However, they can sometimes cause symptoms similar to ovarian cancer or, rarely, become cancerous themselves. A doctor may surgically remove an ovarian cyst that is causing problems. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2018

    What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

    Ovarian cancer is a condition that can be detected and treated, the key is knowing the symptoms. The earlier these are detected and diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be. Symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, and painful sex. Learn more about early signs of ovarian cancer, and when to see a doctor, here.

  • May 2018

    Viruses reprogrammed to attack cancer

    Scientists have designed a way to reprogram viruses. They have trained them to attack cancerous cells but leave healthy tissue unscathed.

  • May 2018

    Why ovarian cancer spreads and how we might stop it

    A new study unlocks the mystery of ovarian cancer metastasis. The findings may lead to new treatments, using existing drugs to stop tumors from spreading.

  • Apr 2018

    Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

    Although hemp has fallen out of favor over the years, some scientists believe that a certain strain could help in the battle against ovarian cancer.

  • Apr 2018

    Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

    A groundbreaking new pilot study designs personalized tumor vaccines for people with late-stage ovarian cancer. The results are promising.

  • Feb 2018

    Ovarian cancer: How your father's genes can affect your risk

    New research finds that fathers can pass their daughters a genetic mutation that can cause ovarian cancer. It can also cause prostate cancer in men.