Latest Oophorectomy Stories

2009-04-03 10:27:42

A new federally funded University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study aims to learn whether women at high risk of breast cancer can use exercise to meaningfully reduce their risk of getting the disease.

2009-03-03 15:07:41

A top medical journal review claims that Procter & Gamble's Intrinsa testosterone patches appear to do little to boost a woman's sex drive after menopause, Reuters reported.

2009-02-26 17:56:53

Women with a longer fertile lifespan -- first menstruation to menopause -- have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, U.S.

2009-01-13 17:50:35

Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy—removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes--reduces the relative risk of breast cancer by approximately 50 percent and the risk of ovarian and fallopian tube cancer by approximately 80 percent in women who carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, researchers report in the January 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

2008-10-06 12:00:12

By DR REGINA LEWIS As ovarian cancer awareness month comes to a close, it's critical to keep in mind all year the importance of early detection. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S.

2008-09-30 12:00:48

A Chicago woman says she seen only the best of human nature since she was shot during a robbery and then learned she had ovarian cancer. Kelly Mulqueeny was taken to Northwestern University Medical Center after being shot in the head and leg in the West Loop entertainment district on July 18.

2008-08-28 06:00:18

By Andrew Pollack Anew blood test aimed at detecting ovarian cancer at an early, still treatable stage is stirring hopes among women and their physicians. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and some experts say the test has not been proved to work.

2008-07-14 12:00:20

By Laura Burkey, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 13--Nobody likes change. It breaks the routine; it ruffles feathers. Now add lava-like hot flashes to an extremely sleep-deprived brain, a pudgier mid- section and night sweats. You'd be irritable, too.

2008-07-01 21:00:05

By Anna Tong, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 1--A medical malpractice case in which an Owingsville woman accused a Lexington gynecologist of unnecessary castration -- removing her healthy ovaries -- without warning her of the surgery's consequences went to the jury Tuesday.

2008-06-24 18:01:16

By Anna Tong, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jun. 24--Attorneys delivered opening statements Tuesday in a malpractice trial involving one of six women who accused a Lexington obstetrician and gynecologist of unnecessarily removing their ovaries.

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