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BRCA1 and Ovarian Cancer: Why Women Choose Preventive Surgery

Tags: BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, ovarian cancer

The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


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7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Tags: birth control, contraception, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, ovarian cancer, periods, sex, uterine cancer

Taking your birth control pill continuously to avoid your period is safe and offers other benefits as well.


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7 Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, cervical cancer, colon cancer, gynecological cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer, throat cancer, uterine cancer

What have you wondered about, but were afraid to ask your oncologist? What might you just not think to ask? Get an oncologist’s advice about what questions you should ask your doctor before cancer treatment begins.


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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, estrogen, fertility, hormones, infertility, menopause, ovarian cancer, pregnancy

A new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage caused by chemotherapy and go on to have children later.


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Fertility After Cancer: Know Your Options

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cryotherapy, embryo, fertility, ovarian cancer, sperm

Most cancer treatments affect fertility for both men and women. In most cases there are ways to maintain the ability to become pregnant or father a child, by freezing sperm, eggs, embryos, or ovarian tissue.


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Hormone Therapy: Know the Facts

Tags: bone health, hormone therapy, hormones, hot flashes, menopause, osteoporosis, ovarian cancer

Hormone Therapy is one of the best ways for women to get relief from the symptoms of menopause, but a lot of misinformation about this valuable treatment persists. Get the facts about HT’s benefits and risks.


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Body Fat and Gynecological Cancer

Tags: cervical cancer, diet, endometrial cancer, gynecological cancer, gynecology, healthy diet, ovarian cancer, overweight, uterine cancer

A woman’s first defense against uterine cancer is staying in shape.


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A Personal Story of Personalized Cancer Care

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month 2012, family history, mastectomy, oophorectomy, ovarian cancer, personalized healthcare

Dana Kachurchak faced tough decisions about her risk for ovarian cancer and breast cancer. With family history, genetic testing and personal advice, she didn't have to make those decisions alone.


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Targeting Tumors

Tags: abdominal cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, HIPEC, ovarian cancer

What if you could attack cancer cells without destroying healthy tissue? HIPEC treatment does just that, and it is improving outcomes for people with certain abdominal cancers.