HOPE for Women with Ovarian Cancer – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Hope for Women   Discoveries herald new hope for women with ovarian cancer Health research is typically a slow process, with discoveries made by tiny baby steps. It can take years to translate research knowledge into better diagnostic tests and new treatments. That’s what makes recent findings at the BC Cancer Agency so remarkable. In December 2008, a multidisciplinary ovarian cancer research team announced an important discovery about the genetics of ovarian cancer – … [Read more...]

Ovarian Cancer Month, a disease playing Hide & Seek – September 2012

Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Symptoms are frequently very subtle early on and may include: bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating and frequent urination, and are easily confused with other illnesses. Most (more than 90%) ovarian cancers are classified as "epithelial" and are believed to arise from the surface (epithelium) of the ovary. However, some evidence suggests that the fallopian tube could also be the source of some ovarian cancers. Since the ovaries … [Read more...]

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