June 24 2012

No good screening tool for ovarian cancer

by Nathan Fujita

In the June 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovary (PLCO) Cancer Screening Randomized Trial published their findings in over 78,000 women. Screening women with CA-125 and ultrasound did NOT reduce ovarian cancer mortality. Surgical procedures done for false positive results was associated with complications.

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