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USPSTF: Screening for Ovarian Cancer

JAMA; 2018 Feb 13; USPSTF, Grossman, et al

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a recommendation statement for the screening of ovarian cancer. The statement is an update to the 2012 USPSTF recommendation and reviewed the evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women not known to be at high risk for ovarian cancer. The statement is as follows:

  • The USPSTF recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women. This recommendation applies to asymptomatic women who are not known to have a high-risk hereditary cancer syndrome.

Citation:

US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for ovarian cancer. US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2018;319(6):588-594. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21926.

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