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Early Detection

Why Early Detection & Prevention is Important

In most cases, doctors can diagnose ovarian cancer within three months of the onset of symptoms, and if ovarian cancer is caught early, before the cancer has spread, the survival rate is about 93 percent, but the 5-year survival rate for women who have later stage cancer drops dramatically. This is why it’s so important for women to listen to their bodies and report any of the above symptoms to their physicians.

The Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Program (NOCEDPP)

NOCEDPP is directed by Lee P. Shulman, MD and works to identify women who are at increased risk for ovarian cancer and focuses on cancer prevention, research and the development of new tests to help detect ovarian cancer at an early, treatable stage. If you would like more information about the program, call 312-926-6606.

You may also watch the webcast Ovarian Cancer Treatment: The Future is Bright by Julian C. Schink, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist at Northwestern Memorial.


Galter Pavilion
675 North St. Clair Street
Suite 14-200
Chicago, Illinois 60611

To learn more about the program and to see if you qualify, please call 312-695-1651.

If you need more information about ovarian cancer or other ovarian abnormalities or would like to make an appointment with a Northwestern Memorial Hospital gynecologist for the first time, call our Physician Referral Department at 1-877-926-4664 or request an appointment online.

Last UpdateMarch 5, 2014