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It’s a common misconception that gynecologists can screen patients for ovarian cancer with Pap tests and pelvic exams. Actually, pap tests can only check for precancerous conditions of the cervix—not the ovaries. That’s one reason why about eight out of every 10 women who develop ovarian cancer are diagnosed when cancer has already spread beyond the ovaries.

As you’ll learn when you watch this featured video, detecting ovarian cancer as early as possible is crucial for a favorable outcome. Talk to your gynecologist about whether you might be at a higher risk for this cancer, and if so, whether you might be a good candidate for ovarian cancer screening tests. These include transvaginal ultrasound and a blood test that checks for the serum marker CA-125.

Compassionate gynecology services in Houston are available at Women’s Healthcare Associates. Call 713-654-8128 to request a health screening, such as a pap smear or breast exam.