Tampon test for ovarian cancer shows promise

October 8, 2014 11:56 AM

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Tampon test for ovarian cancer shows promise

Tampons could one day help doctors spot early-stage ovarian cancer in women at high risk for this deadly disease, a small new study suggests.

In the study, researchers found tumor DNA in cells trapped in ordinary tampons that were placed in the vaginas of ovarian cancer patients.

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