Ovarian tumors may lurk undetected

July 28, 2009 2:53:14 PM PDT
Tiny ovarian tumors may lurk in a woman's fallopian tubes for an average of four years before they are detected. New research says their finding explains why diagnosis usually comes too late to save a woman's life. Many ovarian cancers are only found after they have spread.

There are few signs of the disease early on.