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How Is Ovarian Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?

A mass on the ovary is usually detected through transvaginal ultrasound, but needs further testing before diagnosis, says Audra Moran. In this video she details the process of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] AUDRA MORAN: You would have to go through-- usually they
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do a transvaginal ultrasound. And then there's a test called CA 125, which also tests for a certain level, in the blood,
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of a serum that would be raised if you had a form of cancer. If a mass were detected, the only way to determine ovarian cancer would be surgery,
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at that point. So if it was cancerous, they would debulk. They do a deep debulking process. There are tumors that have to be taken out.
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And so as much debulking as can be done is usually what they do. They're trying to remove as much of the cancer as they possibly can.
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And then they do as a series of chemotherapy treatments following.

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