Screening for Ovarian Cancer

  • Heather Farwell, PA
    Heather Farwell, PA
It’s always good to do screening tests for cancers or illnesses. For example, Pap smears have greatly reduced cancer of the cervix because they pick up early tumors and also pre-cancerous changes. In comparison, ovarian cancer is one of the more difficult cancers to screen for. The main tests available are a blood test for a tumor protein called CA 125 and an ultrasound. Both of these tests are…

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