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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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Study Suggests Screening Useful for High Risk Women

A study of 3,500 women at high risk of developing ovarian/fallopian cancer were screened annually for approximately three years with the CA-125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound. In this population, … 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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Cost Effectiveness of Screening

A new study shows a “modest mortality” reduction for women of average risk, screened annually by the CA-125. The study tested women annually for the CA-125 blood marker; if those … 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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New Study on BRCA Mutation in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 1,001 women with ovarian cancer found that 14% of them carried a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. However, 44% of those women did not have a family … Continue reading 

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Why We Need a Screening Test (CNN)

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, talked to CNN about recent recommendations against screening for ovarian cancer. Dr. Brawley noted that the tools we currently have … Continue reading 

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