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To explore further the relation between infertility and breast and female reproductive cancers, cancer incidence among 2,632 Israeli women treated for infertility between 1964 and 1974 was evaluated. Cancer incidence through December 1981 was determined by matching the study cohort to the Israel Cancer Registry. The observed number of cancers was compared(More)
BACKGROUND Multiparity and the use of oral contraceptives reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but their effects on this risk in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation are unclear. METHODS We conducted a population-based case-control study of ovarian cancer among Jewish women in Israel. Women were tested for the two founder mutations in BRCA1 and the one(More)
BACKGROUND In the general population, the risk of developing ovarian cancer is reduced in women who have undergone tubal ligation, hysterectomy, or oophorectomy, although peritoneal cancer can arise after bilateral oophorectomy. In studies from genetic screening clinics, women with mutations in the breast and ovarian susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the efficacy and toxicity of once-weekly topotecan (Hycamtin; GlaxoSmithKline) for relapsed or persistent epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC). METHODS Patients with recurrent or persistent EOC and PPC previously treated with > or = 1 course of platinum-based chemotherapy were treated with weekly(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of thrombocytosis (platelets > or = 400,000 microliters) in ovarian cancer of epithelial origin as compared to benign controls consisting of benign ovarian cysts of epithelial origin and to correlate it with prognostic factors of ovarian cancer and survival. METHOD Hospital records of 82 consecutive patients with ovarian(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is caused primarily by human papillomaviruses (HPV). The polymorphism rs1042522 at codon 72 of the TP53 tumour-suppressor gene has been investigated as a genetic cofactor. More than 80 studies were done between 1998 and 2006, after it was initially reported that women who are homozygous for the arginine allele had a risk for(More)
During a 10-year period, vaginal myomectomy was attempted in 46 women with a symptomatic prolapsed pedunculated submucous myoma. The procedure was successful in 43 and failed in three patients, necessitating an abdominal operation. Vaginal myomectomy for this condition was simple and quick, and the postoperative course was usually uneventful. Only 8.8% of(More)
OBJECTIVE The classically recommended surgical treatment of borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) includes hysterectomy in addition to bilateral adnexectomy. Possible reasons for hysterectomy might be a high frequency of uterine involvement and its favorable effect on survival. The purpose of the present study was to assess the frequency of uterine involvement(More)
Over a period of eight years, 13,344 consecutive patients underwent curettage in our hospital for various indications. Uterine perforation occurred in 22 (0.16%) of them. An additional seven patients were admitted with existing uterine perforation. The most common site of perforation was the uterine fundus and the instrument most often involved was a sharp(More)