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mandy8607 posted:
After i had my second son my doctor told me i tested positive for ovarian cancer. Does this necessarily mean i have ovarian cancer? She didnt explain to me very well what this means. My son is 2 and since he has been born i had few incidents where i had cysts on my ovaries but went away in time. Just need a little more information on this have a appt in a few weeks to find out more. But would like to know now so i can know what questions to ask. thanks for the help
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ShayPey responded:
Did they tell you this based on a CA125 test? If so, they give a false positive about 50% of the time. If not, I am curious to know what test they used. Myself I just took the CA125 and got a 71 result which lead to a referral to an oncologist.

Though after reading here & on Mayo clinic, I have found the test is considered unreliable. That being said, I have also read there is no way of actually diagnosing it without a biopsy. The CA125 is just used as an indicator.


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