I At Risk?
- Good article about the influence of family history on the risk for breast
and ovarian cancer, a quiz to assess your risk, and a family tree tool to help
nail it down.
Aspirin for Cancer? - There is evidence that aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications may be able to play a role in cancer prevention. Read about this study of ovarian cancer and aspirin, and also learn about other possibilities for NSAIDS and COX inhibitors.
Assess Your Risk - This confidential, interactive survey from the Women's Cancer Network was designed to help you assess your risk of several female cancers.
Cervical Cancer Prevention PDQ - Patient-oriented PDQ file from the National Cancer Institute, goes over risk factors and prevention measures for cervical cancer.
Cancer Risk Factors (Brief) - From Women's Health Matters of Toronto,
a succinct list of the risk factors for endometrial cancer.
Endometrial Cancer Prevention PDQ - Patient-oriented PDQ file from the National Cancer Institute, goes over risk factors and prevention measures for endometrial cancer.
Our Risk" Resource Page - FORCE stands for "Facing Our Risk
of Cancer Empowered". This very supportive site focuses on genetic mutations,
especially BRCA, but includes other resources for women at risk, including chat
and a message board. The resource page contains a genetic counselor locator.
Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk - Thyroid Guide Mary Shoman reports on
a study which indicates that a woman with hyperthyroidism has an 80% higher
risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Contraceptives, BRCA , and Ovarian Cancer Risk - From Oncolink: Results
of a study showing that oral contraceptives reduce the risk of ovarian cancer
in women with BRCA gene mutations.
Ovarian Cancer Prevention PDQ - Patient-oriented PDQ file from the National Cancer Institute, goes over risk factors and prevention measures for ovarian cancer.
to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk? - This article goes through all the considerations
to take into account when considering a prophylactic oophorectomy to lower the
risk of ovarian cancer in high-risk women. This whole site is recommended for
women who have a genetic predisposition to ovarian cancer.
and Risk of Uterine Cancer - Special Report from Oncolink about tamoxifen
and uterine cancer.
Tampons Carcinogenic? - About's Urban Legends-meister David Emery reveals the full story of the persistent rumors that tampons are hazardous to your health.
Testosterone May be Linked to Endometrial Cancer - Report on a study suggesting that testosterone may be a co-factor for endometrial cancer.
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