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Blood tests spot ovarian cancer early

A blood test every four months could help detect tumour

 in women with high risk of ovarian cancer, say doctors. 

Currently there is no screening test for this high-risk woman with potential killer.

 In trial on 4348 women, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, cancers were detected earlier,

 when they should be easier to treat. Unfortunately, it is still unclear if blood tests would be able to save lives. 

Breast and ovarian cancer runs in Caroline Presho’s family. The 43 year old, from Hertfordshire, 

inherited a genetic flaw called BRCA2. “I’m a bit of a rubbish mutant” Caroline states 

“I say it’s like the X-men but I have the ability to develop cancer!”

 

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