All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ovarian cancer’

Kylie Minogue Understands Angelina Jolie’s Choice of Breast and Ovary Removal

Kylie Minogue completely understands the medical decisions Angelina Jolie made regarding the removal of her breasts and her ovaries in her efforts to prevent getting cancer. The singer was a guest recently on The Jonathan Ross Show, and was asked if she identifies with the decisions that actress made–especially about her decision to go public with her cancer scare. “To …

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Angelina Jolie Underwent Preventative Surgery Last Week to Remove Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes

Angelina Jolie has revealed that she underwent preventative surgery last week to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Angelina Jolie, who underwent a preventative double mastectomy in 2013, wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times, entitled Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery, explaining her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes after doctors allegedly detected a …

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Aspirin Could Cut Ovarian Cancer Risks

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) today revealed the results of a new study showing that daily aspirin use could significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women. The study, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, showed that daily aspirin use could cut ovarian cancer risks by as much as one-fifth. The study looked at 12 …

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Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study

A new study has shown that a common diabetes medication may be useful in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. The study, published in the journal CANCER, showed that patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin tended to live longer than patients who did not. Metformin comes from the French Lilac plant and is used to treat …

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Ovarian Cancer Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued its final recommendation for women considering being screened for ovarian cancer. The task force does not recommend that women undergo ovarian cancer screening as a prevantive measure. The recommendation applies to women of average risk who show no symptoms of ovarian cancer and do not have genetic mutations that increase their …

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