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A 83-year-old female asked:

Two of my sisters died from too late a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. how often should my doctor check me for this and what kind of test should be used?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Unfortunately there are no simple screening tests for ovarian cancer. Periodic transvaginal ultrasound examination may be needed in a high risk patient. Visit this site for info: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/screening.htm
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Would suggest starting with genetic testing at the cancer center where your sisters underwent treatment. Based on actual results establishing with a Gyn doc specializing in oncology would be best. There is otherwise no consensus in the guidelines regarding screening for ovarian cancer in high risk patients. A reliable site is cancer.org by the American Cancer Society.
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