Latest Oophorectomy Stories
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The onset of menopause signals the natural end of a woman's reproductive life. One of the first signs of menopause is a disruption in the menstrual cycle. Women may begin to notice that their menstrual cycle is unusually irregular.
Women who have recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or who are at a high risk for developing the disease may benefit from having their ovaries removed, said a gynecologic oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine.
Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of developing asthma after the menopause, suggests a large scale study published ahead of print in the journal Thorax.
A menopause-cardiology consensus statement has called for direct action to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in menopausal women.
For estrogen replacement to provide stroke protection, it likely must be given soon after levels drop because of menopause or surgical removal of the ovaries, scientists report in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Forty percent of women who have a high risk of breast cancer had risk-reducing mastectomies and 45 percent had ovaries removed, British researchers said. These surgeries are widely used by carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations to reduce the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Women who have premature menopause because of medical interventions are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer.
In a study in rats, soy aglycons of isoflavone, a group of soybean constituent chemicals, promoted health during menopause, researchers in Taiwan said.
U.S. researchers seek to determine if women can reduce breast cancer risk via regular workouts. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers are building on evidence that reducing estrogen in the body reduces cancer risk and that estrogen levels drop in elite female athletes.
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