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Irregular Periods: Risk Factor For Ovarian Cancer? Public Health Institute Study


4/10/2014 6:13:10 AM

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Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests. This finding suggests that women with irregular periods -- including those with a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome -- might be a group that could benefit from early screening for ovarian cancer, said the study's lead author, Barbara Cohn. She is director of child health and development studies at the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, Calif.

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