Ovarian Cancer Screening Research

Losing a loved one to cancer is a heartbreaking experience. After reading about Pierce Brosnan’s second loss of his daughter Charlotte to ovarian cancer I received several emails asking for more information. Here is one of the latest articles about screening for Ovarian cancer. Women who are at risk for Ovarian cancer should know about a Phase-1 study performed in Britain(1). The investigators provided annual vaginal sonograms and CA 125 blood tests to screen greater than 3500 women who were deemed to be at 10% or greater lifetime risk for ovarian cancer. The average age was 44.6 years and all women were advised that risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy was recommended. The British study suggests that screening can lead to an earlier

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