Australian researches are developing a new blood test for the early detection of ovarian cancer.
According to a recent article by The Australian called: “Ovarian cancer blood test to save lives with early detection“, the blood test is set to be available within 5 years time and the researchers are execting the survival rate from ovarian cancer to quadruple.
Known as the silent killer of Australian women, ovarian cancer affects about 1,200 women in Australia who are diagnosed with it. It is a “silent killer” because it is often too late for women who have discovered that they have ovarian cancer as it has already spread and is therefore hard to treat.
Only 1 out of every 5 patients survive after 5 years of the diagnosis, and each year 800 Australian women die from ovarian cancer.
The latest research from the Sydney Garvan Institute is expected to change these statistics as they have recently discovered certain changes that occur in the DNA of women who have developed ovarian cancer. With these findings, therefore, earlier detection of ovarian cancer is more likely in the near future.