Bloating and tummy pain - is it ovarian cancer?

How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?


Tests to diagnose ovarian cancer
include an ultrasound test and a blood test. A cervical smear test can not diagnose ovarian cancer. An ultrasound is a painless test which uses sound waves to create pictures of organs and structures inside the body. Other scans such as a CT and/or a MRI scan  may be undertaken in for some women. The blood test detects a special protein called CA125 which is often raised in women with ovarian cancer. However, the level can be normal in some women with ovarian cancer. Also, it can be raised due to some conditions other than ovarian cancer; for example endometriosis or ovarian cysts.


Read on to find out about ovarian cancer treatments.