Ovarian Cancer is nicknamed “The Silent Killer” because oftentimes it doesn’t get discovered until a later stage. A lot of women think these symptoms are a normal part of the menstrual cycle & sometimes there aren’t any noticeable symptoms at all! Early detection is key!
There are currently no ovarian cancer screening tests, but the two below are ones you should request if you are experiencing the symptoms!
The CA-125 blood test measures the amount of a protein called CA-125 in the blood. Many women with ovarian cancer have high levels of CA-125.
A test that uses sound waves to look at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It can help find a tumor in the ovary, but it can't actually tell if a tumor is cancer or benign.