Blood test could detect ovarian cancer earlier
Posted at: 08/26/2013 3:32 AM
A new blood screening test could catch ovarian cancer in the earliest stage.
Ovarian cancer is often deadly because there is no screening test. There are few, if any, symptoms.
Researchers had 4,000 post-menopausal women undergo a blood test that looks for a known ovarian tumor marker called "C-A-125."
The test had a low false positive rate. Seven women whose cancers were diagnosed as a result of the test were detected at an early stage.