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Unformatted text preview: Interestingly, there is a 50% decrease in ovarian cancer risk with 5 years or more years of use of Oral Contraceptive Pill. Epidemiology UK = 6900 new cases per year; 4600 deaths from the disease each year. The median age of ovarian cancer = 60 years old Diagnosis Diagnosis of ovarian cancer starts with a physical examination (including a pelvic examination), a blood test (for CA-125 and sometimes other markers), and transvaginal ultrasound. The diagnosis must be confirmed with surgery to inspect the abdominal cavity, take biopsies (tissue samples for microscopic analysis) and look for cancer cells in the abdominal fluid: Pelvic ultrasound (look for ovarian mass) Pelvic/Abdominal CT (look for metastasis) CA-125 tumour marker (>35 units/mL = probable cancer)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10