At Women First Health Center, we strive to change these statistics, which is why our highly knowledgeable staff of obstetrician-gynecologists offer an extensive ovarian cancer screening at our facility. And since this cancer is hard to detect, often showing little to no symptoms in its early stages, it’s especially crucial for patients to receive a screening when they experience any of the following symptoms: Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, or trouble eating. It’s highly recommended that a patient should receive the screening if she carries a known gene, such as BRCA, that presents a higher risk for ovarian cancer.
A set of tests can be performed to detect ovarian cancer. The most common is a biopsy. Pelvic exams may also help a gynecologist detect a lump on the ovary, while a rectovaginal exam allows full access to the pelvic organs. Pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds are also beneficial ways to find an ovarian lump, and lastly, a patient’s cancer antigen 125 level can be looked at to measure a protein found on the surface of a variety of ovarian cancer cells.
Don’t wait before it’s too late. Request an appointment for your ovarian cancer screening using the contact form, or reach us at 1 (973) 669-5711. At Women First Health Center, we promise to provide you with individualized attention and innovative care as our patient. If Ovarian Cysts have been found from testing, please read more at our Ovarian Cysts!