What Causes Ovarian Cancer?

There are many theories about the causes of ovarian cancer. Some of them came from looking at the things that change the risk of ovarian cancer. For example, pregnancy and taking birth control pills both lower the risk of ovarian cancer. Since both of these things reduce the number of times the ovary releases an egg, some researchers think that there may be a link between the release of eggs and the risk of getting ovarian cancer. Also, we know that women who have had their tubes tied or who…

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When Someone you love is fighting Breast cancer

Mary Olson Kelly, breast cancer survivor and founder of The Breast Wishes Institute, acknowledges that many people tend to want to give unsolicited advice to loved ones who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  An approach like this may not be therapeutic for you, or your loved one. Olson recommends taking the approach of being as supportive as possible. Being supportive means many different things.  It can mean being available to listen to your loved one and discussing some of the choices they have made about their treatment, or choice…

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IBC the silent killer

While preparing for today’s Boston Radio show (Friday January 16, 2009) about cancer an online friend emailed me about IBC. I had no idea what IBC was…she sent me a link to some You Tube Videos that helped explained one of the least known breast cancers that are usually NOT DIAGNOSED till the women are in Stage 4! I will be posting a video at the end of this post as well so you can listen to some important information about IBC. I wanted to help spread the word about…

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