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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

(Revised 2012 October 5). Ovarian Cancer, Detailed Guide. American Cancer Society [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/index through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed October 2012.

(Modified 2011 September 30). Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®) Patient Version. National Cancer Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/ovarian/Patient/page2/AllPages through http://www.cancer.gov. Accessed October 2012.

(Modified 2012 January 26). Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®) National Cancer Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/ovarian/HealthProfessional through http://www.cancer.gov. Accessed October 2012.

Green, A. (Updated 2012 September 26). Ovarian Cancer. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255771-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed October 2012.

Grenache, D. et. al. (Updated 2012 May). Ovarian Cancer. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/OvarianCancer.html?client_ID=LTD through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed October 2012.

(Updated 2012 August 1). Fazal Hussain, F. and Homoud, H. Gynecologic Tumor Markers Tumor Marker Overview. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/269839-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed October 2012.

Danforth, K. et. al. (2012 April). Addendum to Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. USPSTF [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/ovarian/ovarartaddend.htm through http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org. Accessed October 2012.

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ACS (2000 October 20). Ovarian Cancer. American Cancer Society. Ovarian Cancer Detailed Guide [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.cancer.org/downloads/CRI/CRC_-_OVARIAN_CANCER.pdf through http://www.cancer.org.

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Mayo (2001 April 20.) What is Ovarian Cancer? MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00293 through http://www.mayoclinic.com.

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(Revised 2008 January 19). What is Ovarian Cancer? American Cancer Society [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_1x_what_is_ovarian_cancer_33.asp?sitearea=cri through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed April 2009.

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Gershenson, D. and Ramirez, P. (Revised 2008 November). Ovarian Cancer. The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals available online at http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec18/ch254/ch254b.html?qt=ovarian%20cancer&alt=sh through http://www.merck.com. Accessed April 2009.

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