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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Epidemiological studies have suggested that dietary factors may be the cause for a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. However, the risk of developing ovarian cancer can be reduced, through dietary changes, according to multiple studies.
Researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan say they have isolated a natural compound isolated from onions called onionin A (ONA) which has several properties that help fight ovarian cancer.
Diet and healthy weight are both factors that you can control to reduce your risk for ovarian cancer. A new study focuses on calcium and vitamin D intake, and their effect on your overall risk.
A commonly used class of heart medications known as beta-blockers is shown in a first study to improve ovarian cancer survival. The medications block tumor growth and spread by interfering with the stress pathway involved with cancer metastasis.