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Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy

A major US study has found that women who have taken postmenopausal oestrogens for ten years or more are at substantially greater risk of fatal ovarian cancer. The risk persists for many years after therapy is discontinued, researchers from the American Cancer Society report// in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The study followed 201,681 postmenopausal women from 1982 t...

The Benefits Of Chemotherapy For Women With Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have found that chemotherapy improves survival and reduces the risk of recurrence in women with stage I ovarian cancer // (cancer that has not spread beyond the ovary). About one quarter of all ovarian cancers are caught while confined to the ovaries, when five-year survival is 85 percent. Most doctors may prefer not to offer chemotherapy for their patients, since eight in 10...

Progestin protects against ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most common cancer among women. It accounts for about 4 percent of all cancers in women, with more than 23,000 new cases diagnosed in 2001. Progestin is the ingredient in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest// level of protection against ovarian cancer. Analysis by the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center of a 20-year-old study showed that the pill can help...

Inherited gene important in ovarian cancer

A gene causes significant complications in ovarian cancer. A gene implicated in inherited ovarian cancer is more significant in the disease than previously realised. Up to 10 per cent of cases of ovarian cancer arise from a mutation in a gene called BRCA1.// In these cases, the woman usually has a strong family history of the disease. We know that BRCA1 prevents tumours from developing, a...

Variation in breast cancer

According to a new study a diet high in animal products raises the risk of breast cancer, but exposure to sunlight offers protection. Many studies have suggested a link between a high fat diet, rich in animal products, and breast cancer.// An independent researcher based in Chicago, USA, reveals that dietary differences might explain the geographical variation in breast cancer. Rates are...

Blood test may identify ovarian cancer

Some 23,300 American women are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, and the disease is expected to cause 13,900 deaths. It accounts for 4 percent of all cancers among women. A simple blood test may be able to identify ovarian cancer at its earliest stage. Currently, around three-quarters of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease, when...

Exercise lowers Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Research says that women have yet another good reason to exercise regularly. We know that regular exercise is good for so many things. It reduces our risk of heart disease and stroke,// and it even reduces our stress levels. Now a new study says it's also good for reducing our risk of ovarian cancer. Right now screening tests for ovarian cancer are not very appropriate. That makes it...

Lifestyle variation can cut diabetes hazard

According to researchers reducing weight and increasing exercise cut the risk of diabetes by over half. People who have elevated blood sugar are known to be at increased risk of developing diabetes.// Given that diabetes has serious even life-threatening complications, it would be very useful if there was some way of helping 'at risk' individuals avoid the disease. Researchers for the D...

Screening device for ovarian cancer

According to researchers, a new technique for detecting ovarian cancer at an early stage is demonstrating its potential. Researchers in the US are using cutting-edge technology called proteomics //to differentiate healthy from diseased tissue. Proteomics involves creating a 'fingerprint' of tissue, based upon detecting and analysing the different protein molecules it contains. We already...

Ethnic discrepancy in ovarian cancer

Researchers at the University of Texas in US have found that African American women with ovarian cancer have a worse outcome than Caucasian women.// Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive organs. It is now obvious that ethnicity is an independent risk factor in prognosis. US researchers have studied the fate of 10,003 Caucasian women and 600 Af...

Gene variation simulates cholesterol response to oestrogen

According to a new study shows that women with a specific gene variant have a dramatic increase in 'good' cholesterol when they take oestrogen.// Previous research suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might protect women from heart disease. Now doctors at Forest University have discovered a strong genetic influence in how a woman's cholesterol profile responds to HRT. An an...

Gene variant foretells diabetic neuropathy

A gene variant that is linked to an increase in the risk of Alzheimer's disease also predicts which people with diabetes are most likely to suffer neuropathy. In diabetes, impaired circulation may cause neuropathy in the lower limbs - that is, //peripheral nerve damage leading to pain and numbness. In severe cases, amputation may even be necessary. Researchers at Duke University in the US...

Associated scan for detecting ovarian cancer spread

Researchers have found that two types of scan are better than one when it comes to detecting spread of ovarian cancer within the abdominal cavity. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is useful// for detecting the activity of tumour tissue, while computed tomography (CT) is good for imaging anatomical detail. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School have found that combining the...

Risk Of Schizophrenia due to Gene Variation

Researchers have found that two overlapping genes responsible for bipolar disorder. In previous study researchers found the genes increases risk for schizophrenia. This leads to the idea that the genes may be responsible for both disorders. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes shifts in a person's mood, with spurts of high energy and el...

Gene Mutation Causes Ovarian Failure

Researchers have discovered a gene mutation that may cause premature ovarian failure, or early menopause. The findings may be useful for further study into, what researchers say, is a poorly understood condition. Premature ovarian failure is a form of infertility that affects about 250,000 women in the United States. It is diagnosed in one out of every 100 women ages 30 to 39. Investigato...

Variations In ingredients From Brand to Brand

According to a recent study by Taiwanese experts , people buying the popular herbal medicine may be actually getting virtually none. St John's Wort, or Hypericum, can have mild antidepressant effects, although doctors warn it can interfere with the effects of other medicines.// None of the tablets tested had as much of the active ingredient as claimed, said the researchers. Two ch...

Ovarian Cancer Screening Questioned

Ovarian cancer is the fifth major cause of death among women, but a routine screening for ovarian cancer is not needed, according to the // latest recommendations. Researchers recommend against routine ovarian cancer screening for women saying the harms outweigh the potential benefits. Researchers say there is no existing evidence that any screening test reduces mortality from ovarian ca...

Thawed Ovarian Transplant

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer, she often has to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This treatment can cause the ovaries to stop functioning // and leave the patient infertile. But doctors around the world have been working on ways to remove, freeze and restore a woman’s ovarian tissue. New advancement in the use of frozen ovarian tissue could prove to be very promising for wo...

Progesterone Found To Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new genetic discovery could help give insight into a very deadly disease. Latest research shows two variations in the gene // that codes for the progesterone receptor increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer. The PGR had previously been linked to a higher ovarian cancer risk as well as a lower breast cancer risk in women who carry it. Researchers used biological samples from an ongoin...

New medicine for ovarian cancer

A medication called RAD001 may be the next drug that can stop the growth and spread of ovarian cancer cells.//The new medication targets an enzyme known as mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). The drug stopped the cells so that they cannot divide anymore or move o a different location and spread the cancer. The drug also reduces the cells ability to get nourishment from the blood vessels...

Test to predict ovarian cancer

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine have developed a blood test for early detection of ovarian cancer//. Ovarian cancer is often known as the silent killer as it is very difficult to diagnose during its early stages. It is the cancer that begins in the cells of the ovaries, like the surface epithelial cells, germ cells, and the sex cord-stromal cells. This form of cancer in women...

Differing reactions to anti clotting drugs may be due to genetic variation.

People who take anti clotting drugs like warfarin may react differently to the drug because of their genetic makeup.// A sizable population of the world takes anti clotting medications in the event of heart attacks, stroke or major surgery to check harmful clotting of blood. However the difference in the reactions to the drugs have foxed the physicians for long and made it difficult to...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A recent study has revealed that the way a baby girl develops in a womb may adversely affect// chances of developing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO) as adults. Dr Michael Davies, senior researcher at the Research Center of Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide, Australia headed this study. Dr Davies and his team studied a group of young women bon between 1973 and 1975. They...

Roots of polycystic ovarian syndrome traced to mother’s wom

How the daughters develop in their mother’s womb can be an indication of how they may be at risk// from developing polycystic ovarian syndrome. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition that affects about 10% of the women in the childbearing age. This condition is characterized by high levels of male hormones called androgens, with irregular or no menstrual cycles, and with presence o...

Women with borderline ovarian tumors can still preserve their fertility

Women with borderline ovarian tumors can still preserve their fertility// through conservative surgery. In one of the largest study on women with borderline ovarian tumors show that women can preserve their ability to have a child by getting only one ovary removed. Borderline ovarian tumors are a kind of epithelial ovarian tumors. These tumors have less chance of spreading as a maligna...

Molecular markers for early diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancer

Scientists from Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research and Lviv Regional Oncology center//, Ukraine has developed a new simple and affordable blood test for early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. However, they did not find the proteins in women without cancer. "Attempts to find a single reliable early protein, or 'marker', for breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis have not been very s...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) linked to Diabetes

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS),a condition which affects women of child-bearing age, occurs when the the ovaries manufacture too much testosterone, the so-called male hormone, rendering them unable to produce eggs. PCOS symptoms include acne, obesity and growth of facial hair, though scientists have said women// without these symptoms still can have the condition. Irregular periods als...

Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals

Research shows that elderly people who exercise regularly and have a certain gene variety have the tendency to have fewer problems in their movements than the people who lack the gene expression. The research done by the scientists of Wake Forest University School of Medicine was published // in the latest issue of JAMA. Mobility limitation (i.e., difficulty walking and cli...

Ovarian cancer risk reduced by regular exercise

Brisk walks or running may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new Danish study, which also suggests that exercise may reduce the risk of some other forms of cancer. Women who exercise more than four hours a week have a 70 % reduction in the risk of development of ovarian cancer. // In addition, the rate of breast cancer and colon cancer was also less frequent among those...

Familial Breast cancer without gene mutation not found to cause ovarian cancer.

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York has reported that Women with a strong family history of Breast cancer with out BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer gene mutation do not have an increased risk of // developing ovarian cancer. The study was conducted in 200 families with a history of hereditary breast cancer and the reports submitted in the Journal of the National...

Ovarian Cancer Presents ‘Target Symptoms’ Six Months Before Diagnosi

A new study says that symptoms associated with ovarian cancer start much earlier before the diagnosis// is made and being alert to these symptoms could make a huge difference in the rapid treatment of the cancer. Ovarian cancer is more curable if detected early enough. The study team led by Dr. Lloyd H. Smith from the University of California Davis Health System in Sacramento says that t...

Genetic Profile To Predict Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

A new study appearing in the November 1, 2005 issue of The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), says that a new gene profile may help in predicting how patients with advanced ovarian cancer would respond to aggressive chemotherapy. // In many patients with ovarian cancer, at whatever stage, first grade chemotherapy usually shows an effect in combating the cancer. But, "due to the lingerin...

Robotic ovarian transposition helps cancer patient deliver baby

The birth of a baby invariably brings joy and excitement to the parents and family members alike. The Lintner family is jumping with joy following the birth of baby Maia, after her mother successfully// underwent radiotherapy treatment a relapse of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She would not let anything come between her baby and self. This time, the cancer turned out to be more aggressive and...

Tamoxifen Ineffective In Presence Of Genetic Variation in Breast Cancer

Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Mayo Clinic say that the flagship breast cancer drug, tamoxifen might not be very effective in women who inherit a common genetic variation. // This particular variant gene has the ability to influence the levels of a crucial enzyme that is vital to activate tamoxifen against breast cancer. The study which was conducted by James Rae, Ph.D...

Another healthy aspect of tea: ovarian cancer prevention

As per a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine (December) women who consume two or more cups of tea daily over a period of time may lower their risk of ovarian // cancer compared with women who do not. As stated by Susanna Larsson and Alicja Wolk, “We observed a 46 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who drank two or more cups of tea per day compared to non-drinkers...

Tea Keeps Ovarian Cancer At Bay

New research published in the December 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine says that drinking two cups of tea everyday reduces the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 46 percent. // Researchers from the Karolinska Institute tracked the health of 61,057 women between the ages of 40 and 76 during 1987 to 2004. They found 301 who were diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian canc...

Seasonal Variation In Exercise And Eating Habits Identified

A novel study conducted to analyze the fluctuations in eating and exercise habits of individuals has revealed that it may vary over different seasons with a tendency to eat more during winter. // It is further supported by the fact that there is a corresponding seasonal change in the body weight and physical activity. Researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester...

Vitamin D Reduces Chances of Colon, Breast And Ovarian Cancers by 50%

Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center report that consuming 1000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D3 // can reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. "For example, breast cancer will strike one in eight American women in their lifetime. Early detection using mammography reduces mort...

Death Risk Of Ovarian Cancer Reduced By Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Direct injection of chemotherapeutic agents into directly into the body cavity rather than the conventional intravenous route, seems to be // associated with an improved prognosis of ovarian cancer patients, according to a latest study. // Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death among American women. In line with the above finding, the US government has recommended this...

Genetic Variation In Bitter-Taste Receptor Gene Increases Alcoholic Risk

The risk for alcohol dependence is greatly increased if an individual has a variant form of a gene that controls the bitter-taste receptor on the tongue // . The taste receptor gene, called TAS2R16 is located on chromosome 7. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have studied more than 262 DNA samples, before arriving at the conclusion. Each of the family partic...
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