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  • Writer's pictureItsik Romano

This McGill clinic provides free specialized testing for women over the age of 45

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If you are over the age of 45 and are experiencing certain symptoms, you may be eligible to become a patient at McGill's DOvEE clinic, a research initiative targeting the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Practicing since 2008, the DOvEE Project is an innovative way to not only research ovarian cancer but diagnose and treat it early in patients. Patients of the DOvEE clinic gain access to free, specialized testing such as ultrasound and pelvic examination to rule out or diagnose ovarian cancer.

Appointments are available quickly, and new patients do not need a referral. This is a great option for Quebecers who do not have a family doctor.

It is worth mentioning that the DOvEE team is a recognized group of medical experts. Led by the Chief of Gynecology Oncology at the MUHC Dr. Lucy Gilbert, patients are met by a team of passionate and insightful professionals.

"They hope to build awareness of the symptoms of this disease while also improving women's chances of survival."

So how do you know if you're eligible?

- Prospective patients must be 45 years of age and older

- Prospective patients must have experienced one or more of the following symptoms for more than 2 weeks, but less than one year:

  1. Feeling full very quickly

  2. Abdominal bloating/swelling

  3. Abdominal pain

  4. Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding

  5. Frequent need to urinate


If you think you may be eligible for the DOvEE project and would like to learn more, fill out the eligibility questionnaire.

You can also contact the DOvEE clinic by calling their phone number:

1 (866) 716-3267 or 514-934-1934 ext. 44482

OR by e-mail:

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