Your Health: Feb. 18, 2002

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A TEST IN TIME When ovarian cancer is spotted soon enough, the five-year survival rate is 95%. Because there is no good test for early ovarian cancer, however, only a quarter of all cases are discovered at this stage. The rest are not caught until later, when the survival rate drops below 30%. That picture is suddenly looking brighter. A new blood test, which detected 100% of Stage 1 tumors in trials, could lead to lifesaving screening techniques.

PMS RELIEF? Millions of women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome may someday find relief just a spray away. Researchers at the...

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