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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a challenging disease, from recognizing its symptoms to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options. Emaxhealth reporters cover the latest research and advice from experts on all facets of ovarian cancer.

Significant Steps Made In Determining Susceptibility to Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies. This is in part because of the symptomology of the disease until it is at a late stage. Because of the five-year survival rate is only 45% while the actual cause of epithelial cancer of the ovary or fallopian tube is not known, studies have found about 15% are shown to be connected with the inherited genetic factors such as BRCA 1&2 mutations. The standard line of defense is surgery and treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. Unfortunately, recurrence is high with the recurring disease resistant to further chemotherapy. Recently olaparib has shown some promise in treating BRCA 1&2 mutations that have led to ovarian cancer. It is thought this occurs along the DNA repair pathways that make the cancer cells sensitive to olaparib. The validity of the study's data was confirmed by repeated tests across different fields (Fleury et al. 2017).

Ovarian Cancer: The Forgotten Killer

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In high-income countries, cancer remains the commonest cause of disease-related death in adolescent and young adults despite survival improvements. With more than one million new diagnoses of cancer in adolescents and young adults annually worldwide, and their number of life-years affected by cancer being greatest of all ages, the global burden of cancer in adolescents and young adults exceeds all other ages. In low- and middle-income countries, where the great majority of the worlds adolescents and young adults reside the needs of those with cancer have been identified and demand attention. Unique to this age group, the psychosocial challenges they face are the utmost across life's spectrum (Brunet et al, 2018)

The 3 natural approaches to treat ovarian cancer you never knew

The 3 natural approaches to treat ovarian cancer you never knew

Ovarian cancer begins in the female organs that produce eggs (ovaries), and often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and stomach. The American cancer Society estimates that about 22,440 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2017. Usually women are advised to undergo surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other treatments that may incur lasting side effects and do not necessarily translate into surviving cancer. Though these mainstream cancer treatments are prioritized, there are other scientifically tested natural approaches to treat ovarian cancer.

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