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Which Are Vaccine For Ovarian Cancer?

Hello doctor, Can you tell me about an ovarian cancer vaccine that is supposed prevent recurrence of ovarian cancer? Does it work? Is there a link between early onset of menstruation and certain types of cancers in women? Does family history of ovarian cancer play a role?
Sat, 26 Sep 2009
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More research is needed to evaluate the potential role vaccines may play in preventing ovarian cancer. Yes. Early onset of menstruation before age 12 is a risk factor for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer. But the effect of early menarche on cancer risk is very small. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Women who have one first-degree relative like mother, daughter, or sister with ovarian cancer are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. This risk is higher in women who have one first-degree relative and one second-degree relative such as grandmother or aunt with ovarian cancer. This risk is even higher in women who have two or more first-degree relatives with ovarian cancer
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Which Are Vaccine For Ovarian Cancer?

More research is needed to evaluate the potential role vaccines may play in preventing ovarian cancer. Yes. Early onset of menstruation before age 12 is a risk factor for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer. But the effect of early menarche on cancer risk is very small. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Women who have one first-degree relative like mother, daughter, or sister with ovarian cancer are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. This risk is higher in women who have one first-degree relative and one second-degree relative such as grandmother or aunt with ovarian cancer. This risk is even higher in women who have two or more first-degree relatives with ovarian cancer