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OVCA linked to height

carolenk's picture
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Risk of ovarian cancer greater for taller women:


They should spend money researching what prevents OVCA.

kellyh33's picture
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So how tall is everyone? Mom was exactly 5 ft.

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I'm 5'1", 105 lbs, and never had children (which I believe is considered a risk factor).


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I'm 5'4" Had two children.

carolenk's picture
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I'm 5' 6".

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I'm 5'1". I had 4 children, and cancer doesn't run in the family at all.

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Just under 5 ft tall, not obese, 4 children (nursed 2 of them) and no family history.

Next theory.....


JoanC's picture
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No history of OVC in family. Sounds like bunk to me.

JoWin615's picture
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What a waste of money. I'm not tall, but I am BRAC-2 positive - a correlation more worthy of note, IMHO.


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loves to eat fresh fruit, salads, red wine and chocolate
gave birth to a healthy girl (22 years old now)
15+years on Birth Control
Under 50
No history of Cancer of any type in the family
Hospitalized only for child birth and OVCA

and I do eat a lot of asparagus but I hate mushrooms


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i'm 5'3"...3 miscarriages and 3 full term...breastfed them...tubal ligation...brac 1 $ 2 negative .. no family history of cancer ... all of which are supposed to keep you from GETTING this rotten disease....go figure

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Mom had 3 miscarriages and 5 children, breastfed all of us, also had a tubal ligation. The only "risk" factor she had was her only sibling died of stomach cancer when he was 16 and mom was 12. Also Mom was BRCA negative and the OVCA had no genetic component to it. Mom was not overweight, ate extremely well and was incredibly active.
I have often wondered though if the depression she had suffered for years off and on had something to do with it.

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I am 5'3, had tubes tied, had 2 children. Less of a chance of getting this disease if you had children and a tubal. HaHa! That just sounds crazy that your height would have something to do with it.

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You all are short!! :) I am 5'6, two kids, tubal. Why dont they work more on getting a diagnostic tool????

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5' 5 1/2" although I am not sure I still have the 1/2" since we are supposed to shrink as we age. I have one child (31) who I had at almost 33 years of age. I mentioned this to my onc at my first visit and she said it wasn't a reason. I feel nobody really knows which is why this disease and all cancers are so insidious.

I agree: "FIND A CURE!"


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Five ft 3/4 of an inch tall !

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Five foot three inches for me. The only risk factor that I am aware of is that my mom had breast cancer. My wish list includes: #1 - a cure!, #2 - new more effective treatments, and #3 - of course, a reliable test that would enable earlier detection.
(((HUGS))) Maria

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I'm 5' 5 1/2" -- I thought I was just average height. What's the point of this research finding anyway?

I have read that ovarian cancer has also been linked to a low vitamin D level--at least that is something that I can work on! Hahahahaha!

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Makes me wonder how much the guy got for doing all the research on that gimmick. I am 5'3", had 3 children (all in my 20s), never smoked, no history and took the pill. My doctor said I did everything right. Go figure.

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I am 5'3

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I am 5' 9 1/4" - you are all quite short lol!
Had 2 children, breast fed both, not overweight, fit, active, (BRAC1+ tho with family history of ovca).... I think they have absolutely no idea why some women get ovca .... You are right Carolen MORE MONEY should be spent researching what PREVENTS this horrible disease....

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