Why to get tested?
To monitor treatment for ovarian cancer or to detect recurrence; sometimes to evaluate a lump located in the pelvic area (pelvic mass); not recommended for screening asymptomatic women but sometimes ordered to help detect early ovarian cancer in those identified as being at high risk
When to get tested?
Before starting therapy for ovarian cancer and at intervals during and after treatment; sometimes when you have a pelvic mass or are at a high risk for developing ovarian cancer
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
What preparation I need before test?