Martin Redecha, Miroslav Korbeľ, Zuzana Nižňanská, Mikuláš Redecha
The authors discuss the possibility of early diagnosis and screening of ovarian carcinoma. None of known basic diagnostic methods, biochemical or imaging methods, has fulfilled the criteria of a screening method so far. Nor even the combination of vaginal ultrasound with detection of tumour markers (CA 125) brings required results and lowering of mortality. Benefit of this form of screening is considered only in women with increased genetic risk of ovarian carcinoma.