Early menstruation may reduce ovarian cancer survival
In a recent study published in the July issue of the Journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Experts found out that menstrual cycles significantly affect the chances of surviving cancer.
Researchers found out that women who started to have menstrual periods at a young age are less likely to survive ovarian cancer as compared to those who had menstruation at an older age.
Dr. Cheryl L. Robbins together with her group of experts analyzed data from 410 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and were enrolled in an earlier study in 1980-1982.
Of the 410 women, 212 have died -- 51 percent of deaths were women who started their menstrual periods at the age of 12 or younger.
The study also revealed that patients with the highest number of lifetime menstrual cycles were 67 percent more likely to die than those with lower number of cycles.
On the other hand, Dr. Mary B. Daly an editorial board member of the Journal said that the findings is only suggesting new research directions not any immediate treatment changes.
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