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    Study: Ovarian cancer screening may soon improve
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    bookbah posted:
    A recent study finds repeat use of the CA125 test can identify ovarian cancers at much earlier stages. Big deal for a lot of us considering HRT, if this pans out. I am showing the academic study cited in this lay article to my gyno.

    http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2013/10/ovarian-cancer-screening-prompts-optimism-first-time
     
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    To all of our readers:
    Although CA-125 has been around for a long time, it is not recommended as a routine screen for ovarian cancer. If you do have a strong family history of ovarian or breast cancer, do check in with your health care provider about whether or not you should be considering genetic tests, such as BRCA.
    Mary Jane


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