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IVF Does Not Significantly Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of the medical records of more than 67,000 women who underwent fertility treatment found that fertility treatments did not effect the risk of breast or uterine cancer, and may slightly increase the risk of ovarian cancer…

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NIH to Enforce Public Access Policy

As a condition of receiving public monies for research, the researchers must make available the results of their work. The National Institutes of Health will begin to delay grants to those who do not comply with this policy…

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Exposure to Sunlight May Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of 3,000 women found that those expose to more ultraviolet radiation had a decreased risk of ovarian cancer and an increased risk of borderline tumors…

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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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Fertility Drugs Do Not Appear to Cause Ovarian Cancer

A study of approximately 2700 women showed that women who used fertility drugs did not have a higher risk of ovarian cancer, except for women who used fertility drugs and never got pregnant…

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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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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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