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We advance ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.
Know Your Risks
About 20 to 25 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a hereditary tendency to develop the disease.
Many factors can increase or decrease a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer
- Genetic mutations like BRCA
- Increased age
- Use of oral contraceptives
Know the Symptoms
- Difficulty Eating
- Pelvic / Abdominal Pain
- Urinary Frequency
If these symptoms occur for more than 2 weeks and these symptoms are new or unusual for you, see a gynecologist and ask about ovarian cancer. Research shows that seeing a gynecologic oncologist for surgery and treatment significantly improves outcomes.
Share Your #OvarianStory
Every ovarian cancer survivor's voice has power. Hear Jan's story and use #OvarianStory to share your own.
(October 20, 2017) An international, large scale study may have found a link between high-grade ovarian cancer and a type of white blood cell known as a tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte. Recently published in JAMA Oncology, the article from the Ovarian Tumor Tissue Analysis Consortium discussed the study, which involved about 5,500 patients, 3,196 of whom had… More
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are among the most frequently mutated genes in ovarian cancer. Studies conducted in the past two decades have shown that BRCA1 and BRCA2 play an essential role in protecting DNA from lesions that can lead to tumor formation. However, the factors that cause DNA lesions in BRCA1- and BRCA2-deficient cells have, until… More
(October 13, 2017) The National Comprehensive Cancer Network currently recommends that early stage Ovarian Clear Cell Cancers be treated with adjuvant chemotherapy, or therapy given after the primary treatment as a way to lower the risk of recurrence. However, a retrospective study published recently in Annals of Oncology found that treating stage I endometrioid epithelial… More
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