Other Cancers After Breast Cancer?
Even after a cancer is successfully treated, there's still a risk that another cancer may show up at some point down the line. A recent Spanish study looked at the risk of second cancers in breast cancer survivors.
Ovarian Cancer Isn't Sweet
Ovarian cancer has been linked to genetics, environment and hormones. But scientists still aren’t totally sure whether diet and sugar may play a role too.
Genes Can’t Always Predict the Future
Women with ovarian cancer can have their genes tested for mutations that trigger cancer growth. But certain gene mutations don’t necessarily help or hurt a patient’s chances.
The Weighty Issue of Ovarian Cancer
Loads of health problems have been linked to obesity in recent medical studies. Fortunately, ovarian cancer and obesity don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.
Preventing Blood Clots Better Than Not
Who wants to be given a shot every single day for a month after surgery just to prevent the chance of developing a blood clot? People who really don’t want to get blood clots—that’s who.
New Strategies for Fighting Chemo Resistance
What if the odds of beating ovarian cancer could be improved by tinkering with existing chemotherapies? Tweaking chemo regimens may help patients who become resistant to initial therapies.
Possible Sign of Ovarian Cancer
What if a blood test could flag a greater risk for ovarian cancer? Testing for blood calcium levels is a pretty simple process and may someday be a helpful tool in diagnosing ovarian cancer.
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.