Understanding Ovarian Cancer
Knowledge is Power in the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
The more you know about ovarian cancer and the earlier you know it improve your odds against the disease.
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States, resulting in approximately 14,500 deaths annually.
To date there is not a widely accepted, reliable screening test for the detection of ovarian cancer. Only the CA-125 test has been identified as an indicator of ovarian cancer with an 80% chance of returning true positive results from stage II, III, and IV ovarian cancer patients. In Stage I ovarian cancer patients the CA-125 test only returns a true positive result for about 50% of patients.
Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors
Because there is not a widely accepted, reliable screening test for the detection of ovarian cancer, it is critically important that women know and are familiar with the risk factors that are associated with ovarian cancer. The highest risk factor for ovarian cancer is a family history where one or more family members (your mother, sister, or daughter) has (or has had) ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs
The early symptoms of ovarian cancer tend to mirror those of many other more common conditions, including digestive and bladder problems. The symptoms of ovarian cancer tend to be persistent and worsen over time. Early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include…
Ovarian Cancer Resources
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