DE­TECT OVAR­IAN CAN­CER EARLY

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

A team of UK re­searchers has found a spe­cific pro­tein in the tis­sue of women in the early stages of ovar­ian can­cer. Caught early, the ill­ness can be de­feated in 90 per cent of cases, but most women only find out they have ovar­ian can­cer in stage three – when only about 30 per cent sur­vive beyond five years. Re­searchers say their next step is to in­cor­po­rate these find­ings into a urine test that could pick up ovar­ian can­cer as early as stage one. They hope the test will be avail­able in two years. Four Aussie women a day are di­ag­nosed with ovar­ian can­cer, so this test can’t come soon enough.

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