Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy

During a hysterectomy, a surgeon removes a person’s uterus. Because the surgeon usually leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, it may still be possible to develop ovarian cancer. However, research suggests that any type of hysterectomy helps reduce a person’s risk of ovarian cancer. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Missed periods and ovarian cancer

Most causes of missed or irregular periods are not serious. However, less commonly, a missed period can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Early detection and treatment of this type of cancer can improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer statistics

Knowing the statistics on ovarian cancer can help a person better understand the condition. However, it is important to remember that everyone has a different experience with cancer.

Medical News Today: New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

Ovarian cancer is rarely detected in its early stages, which makes treatment less effective. A new blood test, however, may become a game-changer.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Taking regular low-dose aspirin can lower risk

An analysis of data from two large cohorts totaling 205,498 women sees that regularly taking low-dose aspirin is linked to reduced risk of ovarian cancer.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Newer birth control pills may lower risk

A large study examines the effect of newer combined oral contraceptives on the risk of ovarian cancer among women of reproductive age.

Medical News Today: Blocking ovarian cancer’s energy supply helps curb spread

New research reveals that, to fuel tumor invasion of nearby tissue, ovarian cancer cells recruit supporting cells to supply energy from glycogen.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

Antibody immunotherapy for solid tumors has shown limited success. Now, one that attacks two targets in ovarian cancer cells promises to improve prospects.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What’s the link?

Some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain. Bloating, certain treatments for cancer, or changes in lifestyle after diagnosis could be linked to this weight gain. In this article, we look at the link between weight gain and ovarian cancer and consider some tips for weight management.

Medical News Today: Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the ovaries. They are often harmless and require no treatment. However, they can sometimes cause symptoms similar to ovarian cancer or, rarely, become cancerous themselves. A doctor may surgically remove an ovarian cyst that is causing problems. Learn more here.