View Full Version : Can a pap test detect ovarian cancer?

04-12-2018, 11:49 AM
The 2 tests used most often to screen for ovarian cancer are transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and the CA-125 blood test. ... This test can be useful as atumor marker to help guide treatment in women known to have ovarian cancer, because a high level often goes down if treatment is working.

07-28-2018, 10:48 AM
Women should discuss the need for these exams with their doctor. The Pap test is effective in early detection of cervical cancer, but it isn't a test for ovarian cancer. Rarely, ovarian cancers are found through Pap tests, but usually they are at an advanced stage.