Ovarian CancerInfo Center

Using Ovarian Tumor Type to Predict Rx Benefit

Customizing treatments based on a patient’s genetics has led to more effective cancer treatments. Now, researchers have reported using ovarian cancer tumor types to predict how much one medication might benefit patients.

Rx Combo Showed Promise for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the second most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. It's common for this cancer to return after initial treatment, but two therapies used together may help fight this cancer.

BRCA and Cancer: Non-Surgical Ways Women Might Reduce Risk

Women who know they have certain BRCA gene mutations may consider surgery to remove their breasts or ovaries to lower their risk of developing deadly cancers. But there may be other less aggressive options that can reduce their risk.

Rx to Prevent Bone Loss May Have Other Benefits

Bisphosphonates are a class of medications commonly used to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. Now, it seems these medications might have an additional benefit: protection against certain cancers.

Dad's Age Could Affect Daughter's Cancer Risk

Parents may consider their age when having kids in terms of their own health and vitality as the children grow. But could parental age actually affect the future health of the children, too?

Weight As Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer

Scientists continue to search for ways to reduce cancer risk, and a leading authority on the subject released a new report shining light on one possible culprit.

Removing Ovaries May Help Save Lives

Many young women today don’t worry too much about how old they will be when they have children. But for women with the gene for breast cancer, waiting to decide might have dire consequences.

An Aspirin a Day May Keep Ovarian Cancer Away

Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers of women's reproductive systems. However, a simple over-the-counter medication regimen may aid in preventing this cancer.

New Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Recommendations

Because her mother had ovarian cancer, actress, director and humanitarian Angelina Jolie underwent genetic testing. Should you? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its latest recommendations.

The Genetics of Menopause

Women who have mutations in the BRCA genes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Research has suggested that women with these altered genes may also have problems conceiving children and that they go through menopause earlier than women without the defective genes.