Genetic Screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2: Determining Your Cancer Risk

Genetic screening for BRCA 1 and BRCA2 is a useful method of testing women who may have an increased risk of ovarian (and breast) cancer. Not all mutations a person has are harmful, however a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 greatly increases a woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Approximately 10% of ovarian cancers occur … Read moreGenetic Screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2: Determining Your Cancer Risk

Borderline Ovarian Tumors

What Exactly are Borderline Ovarian Tumors? Borderline ovarian tumors are a type of epithelial ovarian tumors that exhibit some characteristics of malignancy, but appear to still be early enough in their development to be treated successfully. With tumors of this kind, the usual course of treatment is to surgically remove the growth and conduct a biopsy. The structure of … Read moreBorderline Ovarian Tumors

Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

New Developments in Creating a Solution Most people I speak to believe that an ovarian cancer vaccine has already been developed. However this is a misconception, they are getting confused with the cervical cancer vaccine that was developed by the Australian Professor Ian Frazer. The cervical cancer vaccine, called Gardasil, protects women against four strains of the … Read moreOvarian Cancer Vaccine