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Is there any screening test that my doctor can order to check if I have ovarian cancer and catch it early?
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: A good test? No
Unfortunately, there is not good early screening test for ovarian cancer.
If u happen to have a strong family history of the disease, it might be worthwhile to do a genetic test. 1 ovary test ca-125, is good for following a know ovarian cancer, but as a screening test, it doesn't pan out as a good test. A pelvic exam, and an ultrasound can be done also, but they are not good at early detection.

In brief: A good test? No
Unfortunately, there is not good early screening test for ovarian cancer.
If u happen to have a strong family history of the disease, it might be worthwhile to do a genetic test. 1 ovary test ca-125, is good for following a know ovarian cancer, but as a screening test, it doesn't pan out as a good test. A pelvic exam, and an ultrasound can be done also, but they are not good at early detection.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ovarian cancer
No, there is not a screening test for ovarian cancer.
Some people have tried different combinations of pelvic ultrasound and ca 125 but these have not been shown to be effective except in women that are at high risk for the disease.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
No, there is not a screening test for ovarian cancer.
Some people have tried different combinations of pelvic ultrasound and ca 125 but these have not been shown to be effective except in women that are at high risk for the disease.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
In brief: Ovarian Cancer
Most certainly. Your gynecologist can perform a simple pelvic exam, radiologic imaging studie, and ultrasound.
. Certain lab tests, such as ca-125, can be useful. Your gynecologist can present the various options to you.

In brief: Ovarian Cancer
Most certainly. Your gynecologist can perform a simple pelvic exam, radiologic imaging studie, and ultrasound.
. Certain lab tests, such as ca-125, can be useful. Your gynecologist can present the various options to you.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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