ACOG joins the ‘Choosing Wisely Campaign’ with recommendations on ovarian cancer

The ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) has recently joined the "Choosing Wisely Campaign", which was initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine to compile lists of medically unnecessary screenings, and has recommended that screening for ovarian cancer…

Borderline Tumour and Full Abdominal Hysterectomy – Jackie’s Story

I  had my surgery last year; I had a 10cm growth on my right ovary which was a borderline tumour, I had a full abdominal hysterectomy, and also had my appendix removed.  I am pleased to say that the histology…

Ovarian Cancer Risk and Still No Hysterectomy – Antionette’s Story

I am horrified that in this day and age so many women have to suffer in silence and when they speak out because they have had enough they are made to feel stupid and worthless. I sympathise a lot as…

The link between endometriosis and clear cell carcinoma ovarian cancer?

Endometriosis is a common disease amongst women and is thought to occur in between 7 and 10% of the female population. And whilst it is known that the vast majority of these women will never go on to develop any…

Link Between Acrylamide and Ovarian/Womb Cancer

Researchers in the Netherlands have recently brought to light worrying evidence of an increased risk of ovarian or womb cancer in women by the ingesting of Acrylamide. Acrylamide is found in many common foodstuffs, most notably crisps, potato chips, coffee,…