Beating  the Odds

Beating the Odds

Thanks to new treatments, many women are living longer with ovarian cancer Aurora native Deanna Caudill, 46, was shocked to…

What you need to know about 4 gynecological cancers

What you need to know about 4 gynecological cancers

A diagnosis of cancer in a woman’s reproductive organs can lead to fears about losing her femininity and her ability…

Don’t ignore the subtle signs of ovarian cancer

Don’t ignore the subtle signs of ovarian cancer

It’s called “the whispering cancer,” and it often goes undetected until too late. “Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. It…

Defending Yourself Against Ovarian Cancer, The Silent Killer

Defending Yourself Against Ovarian Cancer, The Silent Killer

By Kate Silver When Angelina Jolie Pitt had a double mastectomy in 2013 to prevent breast cancer, Chicagoan Carolyn Kirschner,…

What you need to know about health screening tests

What you need to know about health screening tests

By Michael Rabovsky, M.D. Recently, during her annual “well woman” exam, Mary, a healthy 50-year-old schoolteacher, asked me about screening…

Radiation therapy no longer routinely used for ovarian cancer

Radiation therapy no longer routinely used for ovarian cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer a few weeks ago. She had surgery and…

Some diet changes seem to reduce risk of ovarian, other cancers

Some diet changes seem to reduce risk of ovarian, other cancers

By Karen Collins, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., F.A.N.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter More than 21,000 U.S. women may expect a diagnosis of…

Common Diabetes Drug Linked to Better Ovarian Cancer Outcomes

Common Diabetes Drug Linked to Better Ovarian Cancer Outcomes

By Lauren Robb Researchers at Mayo Clinic recently released the results of a new study linking the diabetes drug metformin…