According to the American Cancer Society, the most common screening test is called the CA-125 blood test. In many women with ovarian cancer, levels of this protein are high. But the problem with using it is that common conditions other than cancer can also cause high levels of CA-125, the cancer society says.

May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer

Source: FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable

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