May 18, 2008 - 8:00pm#1
Yes, the CA125 . My mother died of ovarian cancer, and both of her sisters have breast cancer. Mom advised me to start getting that test every 6 months (and moving up my pelvic exams to every 6 months vs. yearly). I went to 2 MD’s and both did not want to give me the CA125 because of the amount of “false positives” that show up from the screening. They said the false positives cause “worrying” and in the end can do more harm than good. So hard when a professional tries to talk you out of something that may help.