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Finding ovarian cancer early
When ovarian cancer is found and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better. Get regular health checkups and see your doctor if you have any symptoms or are worried about your health.
You may need a personal plan for testing if you have a higher than average risk. Talk to your doctor about tests that can help find ovarian cancer early, including the following:
- a pelvic exam
- transvaginal ultrasound
- cancer antigen 125 (CA125) test
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.