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Ovarian Cysts Most Likely to Occur During Ovulation

Ovarian cysts are small sacs of fluid that grow inside the ovaries. Most ovarian cysts disappear within a few weeks, without causing any symptoms or requiring treatment. Medical intervention may be necessary when ovarian cysts grow too large, burst or begin to cause pain for any reason. Ovarian cysts often occur during childbearing years, and these cysts are usually benign. Postmenopausal women who have ovarian cysts are at higher risk for developing ovarian cancer. To help you understand the symptoms and risks involved, here is a basic guide to ovarian cysts:Overview A woman’s reproductive cycle prepares an egg for potential fertilization. The ovaries produces these eggs in small sacs. Once the egg has matured, the sac breaks open, allowing the egg to travel through the fallopian tubes toward the uterus. After releasing the egg, the sac normally dissolves and becomes a temporary structure that produces the hormones that continue the reproductive cycle. Irregular behavior in the sacs c...

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  1. Birth control pills tied to lower ovarian cancer risk

    Women who use birth control pills are less likely to develop ovarian cancer later in life, a new analysis of past studies suggests.Researchers pooled data from 24 st...

  2. Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in new study

    Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.An early detection device ...

  3. Dogs Help Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer In Pa. Study

    Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.An early detection device ...

  4. Early Detection is Key to Curing Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecological cancer deaths in the nation, according to the Ovarian Cancer Institute. While early detection is the key to surv...

  5. Scientists Find New Ovarian Cancer Gene

    Women who carry a faulty copy of a gene called RAD51D have an almost one in 11 chance of developing ovarian cancer , scientists said on Sunday in a finding they call...

  6. When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries

    Though it's been common practice during hysterectomy to remove a woman's ovaries, a new study suggests there may be benefits in leaving them intact.Researchers found...

  7. Ovarian Cancer : Signs & Symptoms

    Ovarian cancer is a form of cancer that most often attacks the cells on the outside of the ovaries. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are more vague than those of other can...

  8. Common diabetes drug could fight ovarian cancer

    The commonly prescribed diabetes drug metformin could potentially double as an effective form of ovarian cancer treatment, according to a new study.Researchers from ...

  9. Common Diabetes Drug May Help Treat Ovarian Cancer , Says New Study

    Could a common medication prescribed for diabetes also treat a killer among women? One group is saying yes.Health.com is reporting ovarian cancer patients who were t...

  10. Cancer drug Avastin slows ovarian cancer progression, study shows

    Adding the cancer drug Avastin to a treatment regimen for women with advanced ovarian cancer helped extend the time before the disease progressed, according to a new...

  11. Close relationships tied to ovarian cancer survival

    Women with ovarian cancer may have somewhat better survival odds when they feel emotionally supported by family and friends, a new study suggests.Researchers found t...

  12. New blood test for detecting ovarian cancer shows positive result

    Diagnostics company Vermillion Inc said a clinical trial of its blood test for detecting ovarian cancer showed the test had a high chance of correctly identifying pa...

  1. Ovarian Cysts May Not Lead to Cancer, Study Says

    Finding ovarian cysts on an ultrasound scan isn't a cancer sentence for women who are middle-aged and older, a new UK screening study suggests.Women with so-called "...

  2. Women with severe endometriosis may be more attractive

    Observing that women with the most severe form of endometriosis happen to be unusually attractive, researchers in Italy speculate that the qualities that led to the ...

  3. New ovarian cancer screening test offers hope for early detection

    A new test to screen for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages, and if confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening...

  4. Ovarian cancer screening still gets thumbs down

    There is no evidence that getting screened for ovarian cancer helps women beat the dreaded disease, according to updated recommendations from a U.S. government-backe...

  5. How to recognize ovarian cancer , known as the 'silent killer'

    Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant cells develop in the ovaries -- two small hormone-producing organs on both sides of the uterus. The American Cancer So...

  6. Girl, 8, survives ovarian cancer

    On September 22, the third Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer will take place in Madison, Conn. The walk’s top fundraising team, Natalie’s Tigers...

  7. Companies Race to Perfect Early Ovarian Cancer Test

    Does a test that promises to find ovarian cancer sooner really do so? Could other tests nearing the market prolong survival by getting patients the right care faster...

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