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    Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Cancer Risk Among Daughters

    Smoking is a well-known risk factor for many complications during and health problems after pregnancy. Now a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction reveals that daughters of women who smoke while pregnant have an increased risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The study also found that girls whose mothers […] More

  • Hormonal Replacement Therapy

    Menopausal Hormone Therapy Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk

    Using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat the symptoms associated with menopause increases the risk of developing the two most common forms of ovarian cancer even when used for only a few years, says a new meta-analysis published in the journal The Lancet. Hormone replacement therapy, or menopausal hormone therapy, can relieve these symptoms of […] More

  • Overweight Woman Holding Mug

    Being Overweight or Obese Are Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

    Women who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of ovarian cancer compared to women of healthy weights, suggests a new study by researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research as part of the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project. The Continuous Update Project monitors and assesses research […] More

  • Woman Laying Down with Eyes Closed

    Women with BRCA1 Mutation Should Remove Ovaries by Age 35

    A BRCA1 gene mutation significantly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers in women. Now a large international study as published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that women with a BRCA1 gene mutation should undergo preventive surgery to remove the ovaries by the age of 35 because the risk of ovarian cancer […] More

  • Aspirin Pills in Box

    Daily Aspirin Use Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk by 20 Percent

    Women who use low-dose aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by up to 20 percent, suggests new research from the National Institutes of Health as published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous research has suggested that the daily use of aspirin may reduce the risk of breast cancer and […] More

  • Toddler Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding Significantly Reduces the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    The saying that breast is best usually refers to the significant benefits that breastfeeding provides a baby over formula feeding. However, breastfeeding is also best for mama. In addition to reducing the risk of breast cancer, breastfeeding also significantly reduces the risk of ovarian cancer among mother who breastfed versus mothers who never breastfed. Furthermore, […] More