Using Ultrasound To Detect Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have identified what they say is the best method to screen for ovarian cancer.

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute compares ultrasound to a commonly used blood test among women scheduled to have a large mass removed from their ovaries.

They found experienced ultrasound technicians could correctly classify tumors as benign or malignant 93 percent of the time, while the blood test worked 83 percent of time.

Women whose blood test found a false positive were likely to have benign tumors or an abscess.

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