Advances in the early detection of ovarian carcinoma.

  title={Advances in the early detection of ovarian carcinoma.},
  author={Elizabeth I. O. Garner},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  volume={50 6},
Because early ovarian cancer is generally an asymptomatic process, the majority of cases are diagnosed at a late stage, when they are incurable. A precursor lesion, while thought by many to exist, has so far not been successfully identified. While CA-125 is a useful test for the follow-up of patients with established ovarian cancer, it has not led to earlier detection when used alone as a marker. Similarly, ultrasound, although a sensitive test, is not sufficiently specific to be utilized for… CONTINUE READING

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