DETECT OVARIAN CANCER EARLY
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.