Health

Sales of Johnson's baby powder halted in U.S., Canada

(HealthDay)—Lawsuits claiming that talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder has caused cancer have led to a plunge in sales in the United States and Canada, so Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it is ending sales of the product in ...

Oncology & Cancer

New study confirms important clues to fight ovarian cancer

The rogue cellular engine that drives a majority of ovarian cancers remains frustratingly difficult to disable. A new study comparing cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances important insights about this ...

Oncology & Cancer

Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction reduces worries

Offering personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction to women shows that 98 percent of participants felt less worried after finding out their ovarian cancer risk status, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of ...

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 and tubes are closely related to each other, it is thought that these fallopian cancer cells can mimic ovarian cancer. Other types may arise from the egg cells (germ cell tumor) or supporting cells. These cancers are grouped into the category of gynecologic cancer.

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