How to Lower Phthalate Exposure Through Diet

June 17, 2019

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM Phthalates are hormone-disrupting plastics chemicals linked to a number of adverse health effects, such as disturbing infant and child development, and, in adults, may affect reproductive health in men and endometriosis in women, and is associated with increased abdominal fat in both. “Given the increasing scientific evidence base linking […]

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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

June 17, 2019

By Marcia Mangum Cronin Did you know it’s possible to get ovarian cancer even after you’ve had a hysterectomy? I learned the hard way. My sister, who had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago, just received a diagnosis for a type of ovarian cancer. If you have a partial hysterectomy, which removes your uterus, or […]

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‘This terrible disease’: Ovarian cancer is deadly, but new tests, treatments start to emerge

June 17, 2019

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards For the past few years, as part of the University of Chicago Pritzker medical school obstetrics-gynecology rotation, med students at an optional lunchtime seminar hear from ovarian cancer survivors who share stories about the shock of diagnosis, painful treatments and constant worries about whether their cancer will come back. Last year, […]

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Why Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

June 17, 2019

By Sophie Cousins, Mosaic (CNN)Girls began queuing at their local school with their friends, waiting for their names to be called. Many were apprehensive. After all, most of them had not had a vaccination since they were babies. It was 2013 and a new vaccine had arrived in Kanyirabanyana, a village in the Gakenke district […]

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Edith Gonzalez, Telenovela star, dies at 54

June 14, 2019

By Scottie Andrew and Nicole Chavez (CNN) Mexican telenovela star Edith Gonzalez died Thursday, three years after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was 54. Her death was confirmed by the official Mexican news agency Notimex and the TV stations for which she worked, Televisa and TV Azteca. CNN reached out to her publicist […]

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Two-year-old diagnosed with ovarian cancer

May 23, 2019

CBS46 in Atlanta, GA featured two-year-old McKenna “Kenni” Xydias who is battling a rare form of ovarian cancer. View the Video

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My Weight Gain and Nagging Heartburn Turned Out to Be Ovarian Cancer

May 23, 2019

By Amy Smith-Morris, BSP, PharmD and As Told To Madeleine Burry The silver lining: Despite only having one ovary, three years later I got pregnant with my son. Just after my wedding, my husband and I went to Italy and Greece for our honeymoon. We’re physically active and healthy eaters, but we do like to […]

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Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer

May 23, 2019

The Associated Press Early detection could lead to better survival rates Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates […]

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Girl beats cancer after first-of-its-kind surgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

May 22, 2019

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A 10-year-old girl beat ovarian cancer after the help of a first-of-its-kind surgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Carmella Cornell was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 9 years old which is extremely rare in children this young. The disease threatened to ruin Carmella’s ability to have kids which her mom says she […]

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