Posts tagged "ovarian cancer"

Angelina Jolie Reveals She’s Had Her Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes Removed In Powerful NY Times Essay

I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer,'” she writes.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Will Have Ovaries Removed

Angelina Jolie is reportedly planning surgery to remove her ovaries, as she has a 50 percent risk of getting ovarian cancer. Yesterday Jolie published an op-ed in the New York Times revealing she has the BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a voluntary double mastectomy to prevent developing breast cancer. [Hollywood Reporter]
“Breaking Bad”‘…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK]
The bus company that operates Brooklyn’s B110 bus line, which runs through the borough’s Hasidic Jewish neighborhood

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

Would You Want To Know If You’re High Risk For Cancer?

We know we’re supposed to head to the lady doctor once a year for a gyno and breast exam to catch any signs of cancer early. But these days, women can even go one step further—they can get genetic testing. Women who get tested for BRCA gene mutations will know if they are 60% more…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 21, 2009

Quickies!: Bristol & Levi, This Is Your Baby!

Thanks to the wonder of technology, here’s what Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston’s child might look like. [College Candy]
According to scientists, it’s only natural to be attracted to partners that resemble your opposite-sex parent. [Tango]
Ovarian cancer is often difficult to detect, but there are some symptoms that are common among women with the…

By: Annika Harris / September 4, 2008