Ovarian Cancer: U.S. Preventive Task Force Says No Help — and Possibly Harm — in Screening Asymptomatic Women Without Genetic Risk

Ovarian Cancer: U.S. Preventive Task Force Says No Help — and Possibly Harm — in Screening Asymptomatic Women Without Genetic Risk

Better screening tests are crucial to catching ovarian cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage.. In a statement released February 13, 2018, the U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPTF) recommended against screening for ovarian cancer in women who do not show signs and symptoms of the disease and who are not at genetic risk for the disease via an inherited mutation. The full statement was published online February 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). “Evidence shows that current screening methods do not prevent women from dying of ovarian cancer, and that screening can lead to unnecessary...

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