Ovarian Cancer Screening CA-125 Test for $30

Each year in the United States, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 15,000 women die of the disease.  The American Cancer Society estimates that about 21,550 new cases of ovarian cancer will be dignosed in the U.S. during the current year. 

Often called the "silent" killer, because many times there are no symptoms of the disease until the it has progressed to an advanced stage. 

Early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often mild, making this disease difficult to detect. Some early symptoms may include:

  • An unusual feeling of fullness or discomfort in the pelvic region
  • Unexplainable indigestion, gas, or bloating that is not relieved with over-the-counter antacids
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Swelling and pain of the abdomen


What is CA-125?

CA-125, cancer antigen-125, is a protein that is found at levels in most ovarian cancer cells that are elevated compared to normal cells. CA-125 is produced on the surface of cells and is released in the blood stream.

 

What is a CA-125 test?

    The CA-125 test assesses the concentration of CA-125 in the blood. The test requires a sample of the patient's blood to be drawn.

How much is a CA-125 test?

    The CA-125 test normally runs at $65.  The CA-125 will be priced at $30 throughout the month of November 2009. Call (702) 643-5227 to schedule your visit to Lab Express.