Gynecologic Oncology

Could you be at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Breast cancer news stories are common, but few stories discuss its deadlier cousin, ovarian cancer. What do you know about ovarian cancer? What do you need to know? What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer can involve the ovaries or related areas of the fallopian tubes or peritoneum—the membrane that lines abdominal organs. One in 78 women will get ovarian cancer, compared with 1 in 8 for breast cancer. Although it is much less common than breast cancer, ovarian cancer has a much higher mort...

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8/23/2022 9:33:00 AM Comments(0)

5 Facts about Endometrial Cancer

If you're a woman—especially if you're older than 45—it pays to know a few key facts about endometrial cancer, the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. If this year is typical, over 55,000 women in the U.S—most of them postmenopausal and in their 60s—will learn they have endometrial cancer. Here are five top things to know about the disease. 1. It develops in the lining of the uterus—the endometrium. This cancer occurs when cells in the endometrium ...

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9/24/2020 2:18:00 PM Comments(0)