Local experts push screening for ovarian cancer

Local experts push screening for ovarian cancer »Play Video
One woman in Washington dies from ovarian cancer per day.

In fact, the CDC says Washington state has the highest numbers of ovarian cancer.

When it's detected early - 90% of women survive.
85% of women are diagnosed in advanced stages.
Doctors tell KEPR women should pay attention to warning signs.

"Every month you should be asking yourself - have I had bloating, pelvic pain, have I had digestive irregularity, urinary irregularity? Any problems with your menstrual cycles," said Dr. Kay Kerbyson.

The Marsha Rivkin Center in Seattle hopes to bring free screenings for low-income women to the Tri-Cities by next year.