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High Risk Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic

The Gynecologic Oncology Center holds weekly screenings for women at high risk for developing ovarian cancer. 

The screening exam involves:

  • A gynecologic physical examination
  • An assessment of your medical and family history
  • Transvaginal ultrasound, a radiologic procedure that provides a picture of the ovaries and uterus
  • A CA-125 blood test, which may indicate the presence of ovarian cancer
  • Discussion of your ovarian cancer risk
  • Discussion of how you should be followed

Genetic counseling is available, and genetic testing can be arranged after speaking with the genetic counselor. 

You will have three appointments:

  • Physician visit in the clinic
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • CA-125 blood test

Your health insurance will be billed for each appointment.

Some patients are followed every six months or annually in the ovarian screening clinic, along with a transvaginal ultrasound and CA-125 blood test. Some patients choose to have their ovaries removed, depending on age, childbearing status and cancer risk.

Clinic Information

Location: Mays Clinic Building, Floor 6, near Elevator U  Get Directions
Hours: Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 713-792-6810

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