Tag: outcomes

New Guidelines on Palliative Care Released

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on palliative care for cancer patients…

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Fertility Sparing Surgery Recommended by Study

A study of 240 patients with ovarian cancer concluded that young women with early stage disease be provided the option of fertility sparing surgery, rather than aggressive debulking…

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Dose Dense Therapy Appears Beneficial

A study of 637 Japanese women with ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal cancer showed that dose dense chemotherapy provided a benefit…

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Taxane Therapy Does Not Affect Pregnancy

A small retrospective study of women receiving taxane therapy for breast or ovarian cancer while pregnancy showed no statistically significant outcomes in maternal or fetal health…

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When Less Is More – Editorial

The L.A. Times published an editorial July 29 summing up years of data showing that aggressively screening and treating people for cancer does not always benefit them…

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them…

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Study Shows Yoga May Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A study of 219 ovarian cancer survivors showed that those who did “regular exercise and yoga had higher scores in physical functioning, fewer limitations with physical and emotional health, less pain, and more vitality than survivors who…

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New Study on BRCA Mutation in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 1,001 women with ovarian cancer found that 14% of them carried a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. However, 44% of those women did not have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer…

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Removing Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Based on data showing that removing a woman’s fallopian tubes removes her risk of developing ovarian cancer, doctors are now urging women who are having their tubes tied to have them removed, instead…

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