One of the viewers from Switzerland wanted to see a video of the RealHand laparoscopic instruments from Novare Surgical. Here it is!
Our first reader question -
“A patient of mine had ovarian cancer, she’s brought her 13 year old in for a consultation regarding various issues of irregular menses. ….how soon we should start getting CA125s…. Have an answer/opinion for exactly how young to start?”
That’s a great question!
First, there is probably not a definitive answer. Screening for ovarian cancer is clearly an area where we do not have good answers. I think a clear part of this question is actually whether or not the patient should be screened at all. Patients think that there should be a good screening for ovarian cancer, but based on current literature and practice, I don’t think there is any method for screening this patient that is effective.