Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ultrasound and CA-125 Does Not Discover OC at an Early Sage

US News and World Reports -Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer Article

The results of a recent US study of the use of transvaginal ultrasounds and the CA-125 blood test together to screen for ovarian cancer did not find the cancer at an early stage. The study involved over 34,000 women and is reported in the April issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology . Read the study here.

This study reported results opposite to the results of a British study reported earlier this month in Lancet. Links to the British study can be found on my March 11th entry.

These two studies just highlight how great the need is find an effective early detection test for ovarian cancer.



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