THE LOC TEST: LAVAGE FOR OVARIAN CANCER
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide and is the most serious gynaecological cancer. Nearly a quarter of a million new cases of ovarian cancer are identified every year worldwide and the majority of these women will die from their disease. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all gynecologic cancers, and is characterized around the world by a lack of awareness of symptoms and late stage diagnosis. When detected early, surgical cure rates exceed 90%, but currently most cases are detected at an advanced stage when the cancer has already disseminated.