New research shows most women can't identify symptoms of the deadly disease.
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It's the fifth most common cancer in women.
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For many women and families living with ovarian cancer, September is a time of hope.
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This is really bad for your gynecological health.
But she wouldn't stay silent for long.
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Elly Mayday battled ovarian cancer at the age of 25.
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Every Canadian has a stake in this issue. All women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, yet there is no reliable screening test, no vaccine to prevent it. Progress is long overdue and it's about time for government to step up its support.
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The actor lost his daughter 22 years after losing his wife.
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In 2017, no Canadian would accept discrimination based on such genetically determined factors as sex or skin colour. As a matter of principle and common sense, MPs from all parties should unite to pass Bill S-201, which will make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one's genes.
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The toll will be about 5.5 million per year by 2030.
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I may not have the mutated gene, and I may not be in the high risk group, but I am a woman who is looking to avoid a silent killer. While medicine today may not share my thoughts, something tells me that in 20 years from now, removing your ovaries will become a common procedure among women over 40.
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women's cancer in Canada. Every year, 2,800 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and every day, five Canadian women die from the disease. While all women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, certain genetic mutations contribute to increased risk.
Everyone has been touched by sorrow due to cancer in his or her lifetime. Better detection to catch cancer early and better medication to improve a patient's quality of life are important and optimistic steps toward finding a cure for this dreadful disease -- and it starts with our favourite animals.
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She was diagnosed at 25, after doctors wouldn't listen.
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With the highest mortality rate of all female cancers, ovarian cancer claims the lives of 1,750 Canadian women every year. In Canada, approximately 2,800 women are diagnosed annually. Yet there is no reliable screening test or vaccine for this disease.
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My story begins with everyone's worst nightmare. Following a wonderful career as a social worker, I was ready to move into a new and exciting phase of my life: retire from my job, travel the world with my husband, enjoy new experiences, and relish time spent with children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, "life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."
The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (aka the breast cancer genes) have made headlines over the past few years with the help of some major celebrities. All of that attention has doubled the number of referrals to cancer genetics in Canadian hospitals such as Sunnybrook.
Older women don't get screened as often as they should for cervical cancer, according to a review that was released on Monday, the start of Cervical Screening Awareness Week in the U.K. Women over the...
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What causes early menopause or premature ovarian aging? This unique situation may occur from lifestyle factors, medical treatment or genetic predisposition. Early menopause can also be the result of an autoimmune disease.
After a bout of severe vomiting following a few bites of food, she went to the ER and refused to leave until she got answers. She knew in her heart something was seriously wrong. After a series of tests, a gynaecologist arrived to break the news. It was indeed ovarian cancer. In fact, a tumour the size of a grapefruit was removed from her body.
The daughter of a dying cancer patient is going public about how Ontario hospitals misdiagnosed her mother’s disease - delaying crucial treatment for months - then refused to operate. Her daughter bel...
Unlike in breast and other cancers, we still don't have an effective screening system to spot this dangerous cancer in its early stages. Survival rates are not high because by the time this cancer is usually detected it is in an advanced state.
TORONTO - A team of Canadian and U.S. researchers has developed a new "sharp-shooter" drug they hope may be a breakthrough in treating several types of aggressive cancer.The drug, known for now as CFI...
We've all heard the saying "It's like herding cats." As challenging as that might be, it's not much more difficult than building consensus with a global committee: everyone has a different view, and often a territorial approach to meetings. In fact, while herding cats is tough, creating a brand change in corporations may be even tougher.
Being a cancer survivor for over five years now has significantly changed my perspective on life. I don't get stressed as much with situations, even serious ones such as this one, that are out of my control. The former me would probably have crawled under a rock with a blanket by now, a pair of earplugs firmly ensconced in her ears, and a thumb in her mouth.
I will never forget the look of calm determination in my mother's eyes when she and my father sat down with our family to tell us the horrible news. "Mummy had been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer." Since she passed away in 2010, our charity F*CK CANCER inwykiwyk, has raised money for research and created community in her honour.
Avastin, the blockbuster drug that just lost approval for treating breast cancer, now looks disappointing against ovarian cancer, too. Two studies found it did not improve survival for most of these p...