Ovarian Cancer Resources

Approximately one in 70 women in the United States will develop ovarian cancer, a serious disease that kills nearly 15,000 women every year.1 The main cause of ovarian cancer is attributed to a genetic predisposition to the disease. The diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult and the symptoms are often vague. If you have questions about ovarian cancer, you should speak with your doctor about a diagnostic work-up.Unfortunately, the conditions that lead to the development of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, as well as some of the medical problems linked to PCOS, might also set the stage for ovarian cancer. Studies have linked the occurrence of ovarian cancer in women with the consumption of diets high in refined carbohydrates.2 Such diets are prevalent among PCOS sufferers and contribute to underlying Insulin Resistance one of the primary causes of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Insulin Resistance: Linked to Cancer

Insulin Resistance has also been linked to breast cancer and studies suggest it is a significant risk factor for development of the disease.3 Other recent research indicates that women who suffer from infertility might have an increased risk of developing cancer.4 As infertility is a common result of PCOS, there might be a relationship between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and ovarian cancer.

Although there is no definitive study that proves PCOS and ovarian cancer are linked, this recent research continues to stress the importance of addressing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and any underlying Insulin Resistance. Ovarian cancer sufferers have a 50 percent survival rate after five years.5

Links to other Resources and Organizations that Provide Information and Support on Ovarian Cancer:

1. Garcia, Agustin A., M.D., Ovarian Cancer. eMedicine, December 21, 2004.

2. Dunne, Dr. Nancy. Natural Health Solutions for PCOS, “What Do PCOS and Ovarian Cancer Have In Common?” January 22, 2003.

3. Bruning, PF; Bonfrer, JM; van Noord, PA; Hart AA; de Jong-Bakker M; Nooijen WJ. “Insulin Resistance and Breast-Cancer Risk.” Int. J. Cancer. 1992 Oct 21; 52(4):511-6.

4. Brinton LA, Westhoff CL, Scoccia B et al. Causes of infertility as predictors of subsequent cancer risk. Epidemiology 2005 Jul;16(4):500-7.

5. Garcia, Agustin A., M.D., Ovarian Cancer. eMedicine, December 21, 2004.

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Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

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Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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