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What Are My Chances Of Getting Ovarian Cancer If My Grandmother Had It & Passed Away From It?

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What Are My Chances Of Getting Ovarian Cancer If My Grandmother Had It & Passed Away From It?

Postby Garwin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:54 am

A pap smear does nothing to detect ovarian cancer -- it is for detection of cervical cancer.

I know that there is a test that is for ovarian cancer.
I can't remember now if it looks at DNA markers or can detect early ovarian cancer -- I do remember that it is expensive and has a high false positive rate; however for someone with a family hx of ovarian cancer, it might be worthwhile.
I would talk to your doctor about what options you have.
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