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ovarian

[ō′ver·ē·ən]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the ovaries.
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The ROCA Test is intended for post-menopausal women aged between 50 and 85, with no known ovarian cancer risk factors, or for women between 35 and 85, who are considered to be at high risk of ovarian cancer due to a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, or a mutation in specific genes such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 or Lynch Syndrome genes.
That so few women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed at early stages, when the prognosis is much better, is one reason World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8, is so important.
Intake of dietary flavonoids and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
In a meta-analysis of 52 epidemiological studies that involved a total of nearly 21,500 women with ovarian cancer, women who had used hormone replacement therapy for just a few years were about 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who had never used such therapy.
Other exams and tests can help detect ovarian cancer but none are helpful for routine screening.
pdf) report, compiled by the American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund, every five point increase in the body mass index (BMI) was associated with a six percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month focusing on the disease which affects 6,500 women each year in the UK.
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological malignancy and the fifth-leading cause of death by cancer for women in developed countries.
8220;By bringing attention to Ovarian Cancer through a charity opportunity on our social media sites, we were able to bring awareness to women in the community about the disease,” says Erin Ward, the Manager of Marketing for the Healthy Woman OB/GYN practice.
The findings, published in Lancet Oncology (2012;13:385-94), show that "clinicians need to be aware of the increased risk of specific ovarian cancer subtypes in women with endometriosis," wrote lead author Celeste Leigh Pearce, Ph.
Ovarian cancer is known as the "silent killer" because it often remains hidden until a late and dangerous stage.
The Let's Talk campaign by Target Ovarian Cancer is calling on MPs to join the battle against the illness.

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