A Better, Faster, Cancer Genetic Test?
A major risk factor for breast cancer is carrying a harmful mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Finding out whether or not a BRCA gene alteration is harmful hasn’t been all that easy, though. That could be changing.
Resilient Ovarian Cancer Cells
Cancer outcomes are not black and white. There are constantly shifting variables that can change the course of disease. Scientists have scratched beneath the surface of shifts in ovarian cancer cells.
Go Ahead, Get Ovaries Screened
Women with higher risk for ovarian cancer are encouraged to go through a rather intense screening process. Fortunately, the screening process isn’t too stressful to bear.
No Need to Overtest
Sure, if a woman has a high risk from family history and tests positive for a mutated gene, preventive measures are good. But excessive testing may be unnecessary for everyone else.
Different Ovarian Tumor Types
Chin up, ladies. Don’t let those long and scary pathology words get you down. The type of cell found in an ovarian tumor doesn’t necessarily predict the outcome.
Diabetes Drug Battles Ovarian Cancer?
How exactly a diabetes drug helps ovarian cancer patients is still unknown, but the success rate is very encouraging. Further studies are needed to see if metformin should be made part of standard treatment.
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.
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.
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?