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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 6/21/12 Repeat: Ovarian Cancer, Reproductive Health Tests, Cancer Fighting Foods

The Dr. Oz Show
Original Airdate: September 13, 2011
Dr. Oz's Break the Silence About Ovarian Cancer Campaign

  • Five warning signs of ovarian cancer
  • Three tests for reproductive health
  • Foods to reduce ovarian cancer risks

It's a silent killer of women – ovarian cancer. Too many women are dying because symptoms are ignored and misdiagnosed. Dr. Oz has launched a campaign to break the silence surrounding ovarian cancer.

Thirty-five percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer had their symptoms ignored by their doctor. Partnering with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Dr. Oz is taking his campaign on the road to educate women about the warning signs of ovarian cancer and providing an opportunity to have a low-cost, trans-vaginal ultra-sound.

Most women found that they didn't have any signs of ovarian cancer when viewed in the ultra sound. However a few women learned that they had cysts on their ovaries which required further investigation.

Today's Dr. Oz Show is a repeat from September 13, 2012.


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  1. Where are the cancer check list? Can't find it.

  2. The checklist is Dr. Oz's Ovarian Cancer One-Sheet.

    Here's the link:

    Dr. Oz recommends completing the one-sheet then discussing the answers with your doctor.

  3. My brother has always recommended for me to have the CA 125 ovarian test done on my yearly gyn tests. In the past, it wasn't a problem. When I went this year (2012), my gyn practical nurse said, 'Oh, we don't do that test anymore.' I was upset. Why not? If this test could be a first step in determining if I even have a possibility of having ovarian cancer, and being such a simple test, I would like to have it every year. My mother and my dad's mother both had breast cancer. So I feel like I need to have a preventive test. I will copy your ovarian-cancer-one-sheet. Thanks for your informative show. I viewed it on 6-21-12.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I thought it was interesting that your doctor doesn't perform the CA 125 anymore. I did some looking online.

      In a brief article on I found this:
      "However, in general, the CA-125 is not a good test to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer when a diagnosis has not yet been made."

      It sounds like CA 125 may be a great tool for monitoring cancer patients but not as good for risk analysis.

      It may be worth a conversation with your doctor to find out why they are no longer using the CA 125 as a preventative or risk-accessing test for ovarian cancer.

      You may also want to express your concern about cancer risks given your family history and ask what tests may be available and could be conducted to determine and monitor risks levels.

      It's important to let your doctor know your worries and concerns so they can work with you to provide an overview of health and to address specific disease risks.

      Keep asking questions. Good luck.