ovarian cancer series

Mayo Clinic

Specialists in the field say ovarian cancer can be very deadly, in part because it can be difficult to detect in its early stages. Researchers are hoping to find some more effective ways to diagnose and treat the disease, and Dr. Michael Milam of the Norton Cancer Center in Louisville says he is hopeful that better detection can lead to improved treatment in the future.

Centers for Disease Control

Ovarian cancer can be very deadly, in part because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. Cancer specialists in Kentucky say the disease has frequently progressed to stage 3 or stage 4 by the time it is found. Dr. Daniel Metzinger of the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville says the disease can spread relatively quickly. He's one of the interview guests in our special two part report on ovarian cancer.