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Tubal Ligation Decreases Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer

Tubal Ligation Decreases Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer January 6, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that ovarian cancer may actually start in the fallopian tubes? Will having a tubal ligation lessen my chance of developing ovarian cancer? I have a family history of the disease and am a [...]

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Tubal Ligation Decreases Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer

January 6, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that ovarian cancer may actually start in the fallopian tubes? Will having a tubal ligation lessen my chance of developing ovarian cancer? I have a family history of the disease and am a BRCA1 carrier. Answer: Recent research seems to suggest [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study: Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Gynecologic Surgery Gets Patients Back To Health Faster

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug 26, 2013  — Patients who had complex gynecologic surgery managed by an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) resulted in decreased narcotic use, earlier discharge, stable readmission rates, excellent patient satisfaction and cost savings, according to a Mayo Clinic study. The findings are published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. [...]

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Mayo Study: Common Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - November 29, 2012.  Diabetic patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin for their diabetes had a better survival rate than patients who did not take it, a study headed by Mayo Clinic shows. The findings, published early online in the journal Cancer, may play an [...]

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Research, Treatment and Survivorship

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 5, 2012.  September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the nation and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Although treatment advances have improved the average length of survival after diagnosis, the [...]

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Battling Ovarian Cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we meet a woman who hasn't let ovarian cancer get in the way of her dreams of having a family. To listen, click the link below. Battling Ovarian Cancer

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Treating Ovarian Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Haluska discusses the treatment of ovarian cancer. To listen, click the link below. Treating Ovarian Cancer

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Who Gets Ovarian Cancer?

When it comes to ovarian cancer, are you at risk?  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Haluska provides some insight. To listen, click the link below. Who Gets Ovarian Cancer

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Mayo Clinic Awarded Major Grant for Ovarian Cancer Research

Investigators at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center received a five-year, $11.5 million grant to translate research into treatments for women with ovarian cancer. Every year in the United States, more than 16,000 women die from the disease and another 22,000 are diagnosed, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The [...]

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Women and Cancer

On Saturday, July 25, from 9-10 a.m. CDT, the Medical Edge Weekend focused on women and cancer, with Mayo Clinic oncologist, Dr. Charles Loprinzi. Medical Edge Weekend 7-25-09

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  This week on Mayo Clinic Radio Paul Haluska, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., and Tri Dinh, M.D., will join us to discuss the symptoms and treatment for this disease.  Dr. Haluska also will share the latest research and what the future holds for patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We hope you’ll listen. [...]

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Fighting Ovarian Cancer ... Again (pkg)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Most of them are over the age of 60, but the woman you’re about to meet was diagnosed, the first time, in her 30s ... and has beat the disease twice. [...]

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How Gold Nanoparticles Can Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

Positively charged gold nanoparticles are usually toxic to cells, but cancer cells somehow manage to avoid nanoparticle toxicity. Mayo Clinic researchers found out why and determined how to make the nanoparticles effective against ovarian cancer cells. The discovery is detailed in the current online issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. [...]

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New DNA Sequences Will Help Reveal Causes of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, with an average risk of developing the disease of 10 percent, and ovarian cancer, the most common cause of death from gynecological cancers in the U.S. The findings, which [...]

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Research Grants Awarded for Ovarian and Brain Cancer, TB, Alzheimer's and Glaucoma

Grants from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics will help five partnering teams from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota focus on ovarian and brain cancer, tuberculosis, imaging for Alzheimer’s disease, and new approaches to treating glaucoma.  The state-funded awards total just over $3.5 million. Click here for news release

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