Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
The chair of a national nonprofit group stated early detection is vitally important for women with ovarian cancer, especially when most come in for treatment after it's too late.
Dr. Robert J. Morgan, chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, said the major challenge in treating the disease was that by the time the majority of patients are diagnosed with the condition, the cancer has progressed to stage III or IV.
"We have not yet found a good way to screen the general population or even the high-risk population of women for ovarian cancer," Morgan said.
The doctor added that the future of the disease "lies in early detection and improvements in screening."
Ovarian cancer forms in tissues of the ovary and can develop in women with various risk factors. Half of all ovarian cancer patients are women who are 63 years and older, according to Cancer.org. The website also pointed to women suffering from obesity and who have not had children as having an increased risk of developing the disease.
Lab tests can help women detect the cancer earlier, which gives doctors more options in terms of treatment.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top