Phillip Minton M.D.

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Ovarian Cancer Breakthrough

In cancer, cancer testing, ovarian cancer on July 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Ovarian cancer is a deadly problem for women and hard to detect. Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, as its name suggests. Because the ovaries are buried deep in the pelvis, and the initial symptoms of ovarian cancer are often very vague, it is hard to detect early. This is where the breakthrough comes in. It is a blood test that shows great promise for detecting  ovarian cancer early and to help doctors distinguish between ovarian cancer and benign conditions. Earlier detection of this deadly malignancy is expected to yield a much better rate of positive outcomes to treatment.