Symptom screening plus a simple blood test improves early detection of ovarian cancer

Monday, June 23, 2008 - 01:42 in Health & Medicine

Women's reports of persistent, recent-onset symptoms linked to ovarian cancer - abdominal or pelvic pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and abdominal bloating - when combined with the CA125 blood test may improve the early detection of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to new findings by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center published online in CANCER.

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