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Are there any good tests for ovarian cancer screening?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Annual exam
The best screening remains the annual pelvic exam coupled with a careful history.
The ca125 , ova-1 and other tumor markers in conjunction with a vaginal probe ultrasound are useful in some patients. Always report any unusual symptoms to your gynecologist. Pay attention to your body.

In brief: Annual exam
The best screening remains the annual pelvic exam coupled with a careful history.
The ca125 , ova-1 and other tumor markers in conjunction with a vaginal probe ultrasound are useful in some patients. Always report any unusual symptoms to your gynecologist. Pay attention to your body.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is VERY good advice. The screens seem to generate as much trouble as they do good; there's no substitute to you, yourself, sensing a change inside your body.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
There are not many good tests for screening for cancer in general and none satisfactory ones for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancers have only vague abdominal symptoms in early stages, therefore women should seek care for unexplained abdominal symptoms.

In brief: No
There are not many good tests for screening for cancer in general and none satisfactory ones for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancers have only vague abdominal symptoms in early stages, therefore women should seek care for unexplained abdominal symptoms.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not really.
Three things are done in work-up - physical exan, ca-125 test, and trans-vaginal ultrasound.
The last test is done because physical exam and ca-125 are not specific enough. Trans-vaginal ultrasound can detect lesions in this area. Apart from this, the definitive test is surgery to remove the lesion and examine under miccroscopy.

In brief: Not really.
Three things are done in work-up - physical exan, ca-125 test, and trans-vaginal ultrasound.
The last test is done because physical exam and ca-125 are not specific enough. Trans-vaginal ultrasound can detect lesions in this area. Apart from this, the definitive test is surgery to remove the lesion and examine under miccroscopy.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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