The OvaSuite portfolio blood tests is intended to assess the risk of ovarian cancer in any woman with an adnexal mass.
What is an adnexal mass?
An adnexal mass is a mass of the ovary, fallopian tube, or surrounding tissues1.
How common are adnexal masses?
Adnexal masses are relatively common! Up to 1 in 5 women will develop an adnexal mass in their lifetime2,3. Despite being so common, most of these adnexal masses are benign (non-cancerous)4.
How common is ovarian cancer?
According to data collected by the National Institute of Health between 2017 & 2019, approximately 1.1% of women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime5.
When an adnexal mass is identified, how does a healthcare provider know whether or not it’s cancerous?
Your healthcare provider may use a variety of tools to assess whether or not a mass is cancerous, including1:
- Pelvic exam
- Transvaginal Ultrasound
- Additional imaging such as CT Scan, MRI, PET Scans, Blood tests for individual biomarkers
Your healthcare provider may also use the OvaSuite portfolio of blood tests to confidently develop your management plan.
Where can I learn more information about ovarian cancer?
To learn more, visit these helpful resources:
The American Cancer Society
The Society of Gynecologic Oncology
We are Proud to Support Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Learn what our Executive Team has to say about the importance of Ovarian Cancer Awareness:
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Practice Bulletins—Gynecology. Practice Bulletin No. 174: Evaluation and Management of Adnexal Masses. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Nov;128(5):e210-e226. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001768. PMID: 27776072.
- Pavlik EJ, Ueland FR, Miller RW, et al. Frequency and disposition of ovarian abnormalities followed with serial transvaginal ultrasonography. Obstet Gynecol 2013; 122:210.
- Castillo G, Alcázar JL, Jurado M. Natural history of sonographically detected simple unilocular adnexal cysts in asymptomatic postmenopausal women. Gynecol Oncol 2004; 92:965.
- Ueland, F. R., & Fredericks, N. I. (2018). Ovarian masses: Surgery or surveillance. OBG Manag, 30(6), 17-26.