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Pap Test for Ovarian Cancer?

A small study of 46 women showed that examining cells on the cervix can help identify ovarian and uterine cancers. In this study, DNA analysis detected 41% of ovarian cancer … Continue reading 

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Dogs Sniff Ovarian Cancer

Based on funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, the cancer-sniffing dog training and studies continue. Read the full article here Ensure that Congress supports the Congressionally Directed Medical … Continue reading 

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Study Shows Few Women Recognize Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that women were not aware of the non-gynecologic symptoms of gynecologic cancers, such as abdominal or back pain. … Continue reading 

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Intake Question Related to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Can Help Women Get Diagnosed Sooner

According to a study done by the Fred Hutchison Cancer Cancer, a quick three-question survey as part of patient intake can help women with the symptoms of ovarian cancer be … Continue reading 

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When Less Is More – Editorial

The L.A. Times published an editorial July 29 summing up years of data showing that aggressively screening and treating people for cancer does not always benefit them. The editorial also … Continue reading 

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Studies Show Many Providers Think There is a Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer

Two studies released this week indicate that health care providers believe that the CA-125 and/or the transvaginal ultrasound are appropriate screening tests for ovarian cancer. There is no medical organization … Continue reading 

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Screening Study for Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 545 women with a family history of ovarian cancer were  provided annual screening with the CA-125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound. This interval of testing with … Continue reading 

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HE4 May be Helpful in Screening

A study based on blood samples from more than 100 ovarian cancer patients and 700 women without ovarian cancer suggested that the HE4 might be useful to use for women … Continue reading 

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JAAPA: When the Patient Asks – Can I be Screened for Ovarian Cancer

The JAAPA published a When the Patient Asks column on screening for ovarian cancer. WHO TO SCREEN High-risk women with a genetic mutation or strong family history should be screened. … Continue reading 

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Women with BRCA mutations getting diagnosed younger

Women with a  BRCA mutation – which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer – are getting diagnosed younger than their families members were. Earlier generations of women in … Continue reading 

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Personalizing CA-125 Levels for Ovarian Cancer Screening

Two new papers published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that personalizing CA-125 levels related to ovarian cancer are helpful. The article suggests that the provide a two percent false positive rate are … Continue reading 

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New White Paper Issued on Ovarian Cancer

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has issued a comprehensive white paper — as part the organization’s professional Gynecologic Cancer Collaborative education program — that provides an overview of and … Continue reading 

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