The Mayo Clinic stated that ovarian cancer also is detected through ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs, and surgery to remove samples of tissue for testing. Finally, a CA 125 blood test monitors the protein CA 125, which is often abnormally high in women with ovarian cancer. This test is not normally used for diagnosis since other causes may increase the CA 125, but can be used to monitor treatment for ovarian cancer.
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