Tag Archives: ovarian cancer

Breastfeeding May Help Lower Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Women may be able to protect themselves against an aggressive form of breast cancer by breastfeeding their children, new research shows. According to a large international study, the risk of developing hormone-receptive negative (HRN) breast cancer was cut by up to 20 percent in women who breastfed. This type of breast cancer is more likely […]

Weight Gain Around Waist May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Women who want to minimize their chances of developing breast cancer may want to change their exercise and eating habits so they stay the same skirt size as they get older, a new study suggests. Researchers found that going up one skirt size every 10 years was associated with a 33 percent greater risk of developing […]

After Surviving Cancer, Some Smokers Still Light Up

Nearly 10 percent of people who survive cancer still smoke nine years after they were first diagnosed, according to a new report. Of those who continue the habit, 83 percent smoke about 15 cigarettes every day, according to a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research. The report was published in Cancer Epidemiology, […]

Excess Body Weight Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer, Report Finds

Women may be able to lower their risk of ovarian cancer by maintaining a healthy weight. A comprehensive report found that being overweight increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer – the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States. Ovarian cancer joins a growling list of cancers whose risk is increased by carrying excess […]

Is hysterectomy the right treatment for you?

If your physician has suggested you receive a hysterectomy, you may have a lot of questions about the procedure. It’s important to get these questions answered to ensure a hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Discuss the following questions with your gynecologist before having a hysterectomy. Are you done having children? After your hysterectomy, […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, and it’s the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Like any cancer, early detection and diagnosis are key for treatment to be the most effective, but ovarian cancer has the added challenge of often being difficult to detect until […]

Could Being Tall Increase Your Cancer Risk?

According to a recent study, taller women appear to be more likely to develop cancer than their shorter counterparts. Researchers studied that data on 20,928 post-menopausal women with cancer and found a correlation between their height and their chances for developing nineteen different kinds of cancer. Even after removing variables like smoking, alcohol consumption, cancer […]

Taller Women Face Greater Risk When It Comes to Ovarian Cancer

Researchers from the University of Oxford have released findings that taller women are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than their shorter friends. The study of more than 100,000 women found that for every two inches of height, women experience a 7% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer – regardless of other risk factors. Lead […]

Medical Errors & Lessons from the Courtroom: A Painful Legacy Turned into Litigation

A fifty-four year old woman was being followed by her gynecologist for routine visits.  She had previously been treated for bilateral breast cancers successfully and had a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer.  She was seen from time to time by one of her doctor’s partners if he happened to be out of […]