my sister in law forwarded an e-mail that is going around about women and the CA-125 blood test. apparently it is a blood test for a type of ovarian cancer that is often missed and/or mis diagnosed as IBS. the patient can experience symtoms from constipation, diarrhea and tremendous bloating (actuall protruding stomach). because the women had more GI symptoms than GYN symptoms it was not caught.
it might be easier to look up CA-125, but i will try to send the info i got if anyone is interested.
i am not sure if it is a hoax/scam thing, but i thought it was interesting. being that as women we have a lot of stuff crammed in our torso, and that we can get all sorts of werid stuff i think it is a good idea to be proactive about our health. i for one haven't had this blood work, i don't even ever remember my GYN ever taking blood from me!
i don't want to cause alarm for anyone, but i feel like IBS is often misdiagnosed, just the way we have all seemed to be shunned and handed a pamphlet...
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?