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?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 51 years experience
Answered Aug 29, 2022
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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