Ovarian Cancer

The Day My Life Changed Forever

Gaby Dagul | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gaby Dagul

I was away in Spain with friends and I will never forget waiting for the dreaded phone call. I was told Mum was booked in for surgery in just four days' time. I only really heard the words 'cancer', 'surgery' and 'chemotherapy'. I flew home straightaway.

Ovarian Cancer Risk 'Significantly Reduced' In Women With More Children

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman's chance of developing different types of ovarian cancer could depend on whether she is sterilised or has kids, a new study suggests. Exper...

IVF: Latest Research Shows Negative Effects of High Drug Stimulation

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Different dosages of drugs are used by different clinics, with some clinics even using 600 IU of FSH per day which is very high. Some clinics also give "off label" medication during the implantation phase and early pregnancy. It is concerning that there is no regulation as to what drugs are given and in what dosages.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Linked To IVF In New Study

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have undergone IVF are a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer than the average woman, a new study suggests. Scientists at Universi...

'Miracle' For Brave Teen Who Faced Hysterectomy After Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager who was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer and had bravely chosen to undergo a hysterectomy, has been given a second chance to keep her ...

Doctor, What Is My Cancer Risk if I am on the Pill?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

There is some evidence to show that if women are on the Pill for more than ten years, they may be at a slightly higher risk from breast and cervical cancers, but it is possible that this is because these cancers tend to be picked up earlier as women on the Pill tend to have health check-ups more often.

Ovarian Cancer and the ROCA Test

Ellee Seymour | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellee Seymour

A new ovarian cancer screening test is available in the UK, the first of its kind, and the most validated in the world. The ROCA Test (Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm) is a major breakthrough for ovarian cancer screening.

Woman With No Ovaries 'Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has received the devastating news that she has ovarian cancer, despite the fact that she has no ovaries. Linsey Joyce had her uterus and ov...

Why We Shouldn't Shy Away From Talking About Sexual Health

Jess Champion | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Champion

I knew ovarian cancer existed but it wasn't really on my radar in the same way, say, breast cancer is - and I made a fair few assumptions about it. Surely my yearly cervical smear would take care of everything 'down there', right? Wrong. Smear tests detect cancer of the, well, the cervix. Turns out there are lots of other gynaecological cancers too.

Fear Of Saying 'Vagina' Is Putting Women At Risk Of Late Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Young women are increasing their risk of late diagnosis of diseases such as ovarian cancer because they are too embarrassed to say the word "vagina", ...

Strangers Reunite Woman With Family After Cancer Causes Amnesia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who woke up in hospital with no recollection of who she was has finally discovered her true identity - all thanks to the power of social media...

Angelina Jolie's Bravery Could Save Lives

Jess Champion | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Champion

Here at Ovarian Cancer Action we applaud Angelina Jolie's decision to announce that she has had her ovaries removed and are anticipating another wave of the 'Angelina Effect', which saw a dramatic increase in the number of women referred for genetic testing after Angelina announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy in 2013.

Why Did Angelina Have Her Ovaries And Fallopian Tubes Removed?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after early signs of cancer were detected. The actres...

What Mother's Day Is Like For A Woman Unable To Have Children

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you've spectacularly cocked it up, you should have set aside at least a little bit of Sunday to honour your dear old mother. We all have one...

Devoted Grandson Hikes Shropshire Hill 365 Times In Memory Of His Nan

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man from Telford has hiked up a Shropshire hill 365 times in 2014, to raise money for the hospice that cared for his grandmother in the final months...

Meet The Cancer-Fighting Gran Who Knitted Herself Some Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We couldn't even begin to imagine how tough it must be - both mentally and physically - going through chemotherapy. But then there's the finally cherr...

How Your Weight Affects Your Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers have said. Scientists have previously linked be...

Elly Mayday, Plus-Size Model With Ovarian Cancer, Is Changing The Status Quo Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet our new body image heroine: Elly Mayday. The 25-year-old plus-size model is single-handedly (not counting the help of some 79,000 Facebook fan...

Cancer Genes Could Hold The Key To Understanding The Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer is caused by DNA mutations triggered by chemicals, radiation or ageing, and for the first time ever, a library of genetic changes underlying 30...

Cancer Risk: Some Not-So-Great News For Tall Women

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tall women are more at risk from certain types of cancer once they reach middle age, research suggests. The study found a correlation between heigh...

Cancer In Family? It May Increase Risk Of Contracting Other Strands Of Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having cancer in the family can increase the chances of developing another form of the disease besides the one affecting your relative, a study has fo...

New Device Can 'Sniff' Out Bladder Cancer, Says Scientists

PA | PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A device that can sniff out early signs of bladder cancer has been developed by British scientists. The Odoreader smells urine and detects differen...

World Ovarian Cancer Day: Could You Spot The Signs?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer. When it kills, it does so swiftly - very often it isn't detected until it is too late. Sur...

Angelina Jolie Plans Further Surgery To Reduce Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Just days after Angelina Jolie revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer, reports suggest that the movie star...

DNA Testing For Cancer 'Routine Within Five Years'

PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

GPs could be routinely testing patients for their genetic risk of cancer within five years following a landmark study. The biggest investigation of...