Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ultrasound May Detect Ovarian Cancer Early...

I thought I would write briefly about a conversation I had with a client of mind. She mentioned that her sister was detected with ovarian cancer in the very early stage. Their family is considered high risk for cancer since there mother died young from breast cancer. My client had breast cancer as well. She said they were considered in the high risk range. It was time for her sister's pap test.
At the visit her sister asked the doctor if there was any new technology regarding screening. The Dr. told her about the Ultrasound test that was available. The test proved to be a life saver. She had a growth on her ovary. It did turn out to be cancer, she went through the chemo therapy and treatments. She is doing well and grateful for the test.

Currently There are only two main tests used in screening;
**A blood test for CA125... is known as a tumor marker
for ovarian cancer.
**A transvaginal ultrasound.

I thought this information was important.

Always consult your Dr. with any questions you may have.


Rev. Julieanne Paige, O.M.C. said...

Hi Ruth

Hope you are having a great new year!

Speak soon


Heal-Thy Self Wellness said...

Hi Julieanne, my new year is wonderful. thanks for asking. Ruth