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Ovarian Cancer Screening Works

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According to a paper published in the Lancet screening for Ovarian Cancer reduced the mortality rate by 15%.
87% of ovarian cancers were detected using a new algorithm based on the level of CA 125 measured over time with an ultrasound scan for those identified as high risk. The researchers estimate that 15 lives would be saved for every 10,000 women screened.

CA 125 is a quick inexpensive test that detects ovarian cancer and other causes of lower abdominal inflammation. If you want to know more about the test try Lab Tests Online.