Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • Black Women and Ovarian Cancer
  • How Common Is It?
  • What Are The Screening Options?
  • Ovarian Cancer Treatment
  • Does an Ovarian Cyst Mean Cancer?
  • September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • What is Ovarian Cancer?
  • How Does It Form?
  • The Four Stages of Ovarian Cancer
  • Symptoms and Signs on Ovarian Cancer

What Are the Screening Options?

Doctors can check for ovarian cancer through a routine pelvic exam, but early diagnosis at this stage doesn’t happen often. You can get an ultrasound or a blood test that checks the levels of the C25 protein in your blood. But as the National Ovarian Cancer Association points out, 20 percent of women with ovarian cancer never have elevated C25 levels. 

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