Ovarian cancer: not the silent killer

Budden, Lea M. (2013) Ovarian cancer: not the silent killer. Australian Nursing Journal, 21 (2). p. 39.

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[Extract] The incidence of ovarian cancer is increasing in Australian women. This disease has increased in Australia by 47% from 833 women diagnosed in 1982 to 1,226 in 2006 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010). It is now known that many factors cause carcinogenesis such as radiation, chemicals, hormones, viruses and inherited cell mutations. The risk factors for developing this cancer risk are advancing age [>50 years), family history, inherited genes (BRACl and BRAC2), being of North European or Ashkenazi Jewish descent, childlessness, infertility, using oestrogen only hormones, having a first child over 30 years, never taking the contrace ptive pill and early onset of menstrual periods (Cancer Council Australia+ 013). Women who are at a higher risk for developing ovarian cancer may elect to undertake risk reducing gynaecology surgery (National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre 2011).

Item ID: 28465
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1320-3185
Keywords: ovarian cancer
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2013 06:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111202 Cancer Diagnosis @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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