Ovarian cancer screening does more harm than good, USPSTF says

04/12/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration) · Nurse.com

In a draft statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force renewed its 2004 recommendation against routine ovarian cancer screening, saying a review of 64 studies showed a risk of false positives without a significant decrease in death rates. The panel's recommendation does not cover women at greater risk for ovarian cancer because of family history or known genetic predisposition.

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