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Did you know a Pap Test does NOT detect ovarian cancer? Know the symptoms & signs for detection.

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells are found inside or near the ovaries. Early detection for ovarian cancer is very important, in fact, when ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated in the earliest stages (stage I or II), the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent, this is compared to a survival rate as low as 28 percent if caught in stage III or higher.

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