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New Study On Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer strikes 24,000 women in the United States. It's treatable if it's caught early, but it's hard to detect because there's no test, like a mammogram, for breast cancer. However, a real story of hope for women at risk of ovarian cancer thanks to new lab results from the University of Nevada.

"Today, researchers came up with what could be a big step in the direction of a simple blood test to find ovarian cancer. They've identified four proteins that give a 95% chance that a woman does have early stage ovarian cancer," says David Fishman, NYU Cancer Institute

More study is needed, but researchers are excited about this, but they don't want to offer a screening test for ovarian cancer, until they can develop one that is closer to 100% accurate.

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