Archive for November 2, 2009

Academic OB/GYN Answers – CA125 screening for a child with a family history of ovarian cancer?

November 2, 2009 3 comments

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.

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November 2, 2009 11 comments

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