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Any good easy blood test to screen for ovarian cancer yet?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Some may offer a ca-125 blood test as a screening for ovarian cancer.
Unfortunately, while ca-125 is found in 80-90% of ovarian cancer patients, it is not very specific (meaning it is elevated in a number of conditions) and is not found in early cancers. It is better used as a method of following cancer treatment and progression, once it is diagnosed.

In brief: No
Some may offer a ca-125 blood test as a screening for ovarian cancer.
Unfortunately, while ca-125 is found in 80-90% of ovarian cancer patients, it is not very specific (meaning it is elevated in a number of conditions) and is not found in early cancers. It is better used as a method of following cancer treatment and progression, once it is diagnosed.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not yet
The usual markers for cancer are useful for measuring the progress of tumors, but not of much use as screening tools.

In brief: Not yet
The usual markers for cancer are useful for measuring the progress of tumors, but not of much use as screening tools.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately No
Until now, there is no good way that we can use to screen ovarian cancer unfortunately, .
.Not a blood work, not an imaging study- nothing is good and reliable enough to screen ovarian cancer. Please f/u woth your gynecologist regularly.

In brief: Unfortunately No
Until now, there is no good way that we can use to screen ovarian cancer unfortunately, .
.Not a blood work, not an imaging study- nothing is good and reliable enough to screen ovarian cancer. Please f/u woth your gynecologist regularly.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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