In this 2006 file photo, state Rep. Addia K. Wuchner was screened for ovarian cancer by Barbara Argo, registered diagnostic medical sonographer, as part of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program initiated at University of Kentucky in 1987. A 26-year research study at UK has found that annual screenings can detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage than is possible with a clinical examination. So far, more than 241,000 free screening examinations have been provided by the UK Markey Cancer Center's Ovarian Screening Program to more than 41,000 Kentucky women. Through the screenings, 558 ovarian tumors and 86 malignancies have been detected.
In this 2006 file photo, state Rep. Addia K. Wuchner was screened for ovarian cancer by Barbara Argo, registered diagnostic medical sonographer, as part of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program initiated at University of Kentucky in 1987. A 26-year research study at UK has found that annual screenings can detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage than is possible with a clinical examination. So far, more than 241,000 free screening examinations have been provided by the UK Markey Cancer Center's Ovarian Screening Program to more than 41,000 Kentucky women. Through the screenings, 558 ovarian tumors and 86 malignancies have been detected.
In this 2006 file photo, state Rep. Addia K. Wuchner was screened for ovarian cancer by Barbara Argo, registered diagnostic medical sonographer, as part of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program initiated at University of Kentucky in 1987. A 26-year research study at UK has found that annual screenings can detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage than is possible with a clinical examination. So far, more than 241,000 free screening examinations have been provided by the UK Markey Cancer Center's Ovarian Screening Program to more than 41,000 Kentucky women. Through the screenings, 558 ovarian tumors and 86 malignancies have been detected.

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Researchers tout effectiveness of free screenings for ovarian cancer

October 22, 2013 4:28 PM

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