In ovarian cancer, the cells of the ovary grow and divide uncontrollably. The cells may form a tumor on the ovary, parts of which can break off and spread to other parts of the body. READ MORE

Ridding the World of Cervical Cancer

The World Health Organization has a plan to rid the entire planet of cervical cancer. Here's what you need to know about this commonly diagnosed disease.

Your Health

Don’t Put Off Your Screening and Vaccination for Cervical Cancer

Screening and vaccination are vital for preventing cervical cancer, and women need to know the preventive tools available

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Ending the Stigma Around Cancers Caused by HPV

HPV causes head and neck cancers, among others. What can we do to end the stigma around these illnesses?

Your Body

Staying Hopeful After 5 Recurrences of Cancer

During cancer's repeated attacks, a teacher finds support from her husband and her school.

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How I Overcame Anal Cancer and Threw a Huge Party

No one ever told me my HPV diagnosis could lead to anal cancer. Now I'm on a mission to educate people, save lives and dispel the stigma around this increasingly common disease.

Real Women, Real Stories

New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C

It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.

Expert Perspectives

Hysterectomy Basics

What you need to know about the procedure: reasons, risks and alternatives.

Your Health

Exclusive Interview with Fran Drescher

The star of "The Nanny" opens up about her cancer journey.

Your Health

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Weight loss may lower older women's risk of cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, a new study suggests.

Your Health

Are You at Risk of Ovarian Cancer?

Women need to be aware their risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. Half of all cases affect women age 63 or older, according to specialists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

Your Wellness

Two-Pronged Chemo Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Some women with advanced ovarian cancer may fare better if chemotherapy is dripped directly into their abdomens as well as introduced into their bloodstream through traditional IV, a new study finds.

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