(KPLR) - Ovarian cancer has been called the silent killer because symptoms often don't show up until later stages. Dr. Beth Rasmussen Ob/Gyn with SSM Medical Group stopped by to talk with Christine Buck about symptoms and treatments.
Ovarian cancer has recently been in the news. Pierce Bronson's daughter just died of ovarian cancer. She could have carried the gene that leads to the disease since her mom died from it as well.
One third of American women will get some form of cancer in their lifetime and approximately one and a half percent of those cases will be cancer involving one or both ovaries.
Early detection of ovarian cancer offers a 90% cure rate.