Health News

Light On The Ovarian Cancer Horizon
Sometimes we report on the biology of cancer – the genetic changes that are involved in the development and growth of tumors. Why is this important? Because the more science knows, the more opportunities there are for new and better treatments.
Bigger Hospital, Better Odds
Experience and preparedness are key elements to successful health care. Busy hospital staff may have full hands, but they’re also well equipped to handle any medical surprises.
Diabetes Rx Has Future In Managing Ovarian Cancer
The cheap and effective drug that lowers blood sugar in type II diabetics may be a new weapon against breast, colon, prostate and other cancers. Growing evidence suggests metformin may also be helpful in managing ovarian cancer.
Squeezably Soft Tumors
With high-tech biomedical probes, the future of ovarian cancer detection may be greatly simplified. A recent study tested whether a special probe could detect ovarian cancer cells based on tissue samples.
New Generation of Ovarian Cancer Drugs?
Ovarian cancer tends to respond to treatment initially. Then the disease becomes resistant to the drugs being used and returns. A new type of drug currently being studied may change this lethal trend.
Three-Question Screen For Ovarian Cancer
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are several symptoms that all women need to be aware of. Ask yourself about certain symptoms, and see your doctor if you need to.
Is Breast Cancer Linked To Ovarian Cancer?
New research into the genetic make-up of breast cancer has confirmed some things about the disease and offered intriguing new insights – and opportunities. This knowledge could well lead to new drug therapies.
Hormone Replacement Therapy And Ovarian Cancer
It’s well established that certain forms of hormone replacement therapy ( HRT ) can increase a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer. A new study looked at which types of hormones used to treat menopause symptoms upped risks.
Most Women (Still) Don’t Need Ovarian Cancer Screenings
Cancer that invades the ovaries usually doesn’t have symptoms. Screening for the disease has involved ultrasound and measuring for a molecule that’s present when the disease is. For any screening to be useful, though, it must be proven to save lives.
Living With Ovarian Cancer
Researchers have looked at the value of social support. People living with cancer who are connected with and attached to other people tend to do better, physically, mentally and emotionally. But do they live longer?