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Ovarian Cancer: Screening

Release Date: September 2012

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence

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The USPSTF recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in women. 

The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits

This recommendation applies to asymptomatic women. Women with known genetic mutations that increase their risk for ovarian cancer (for example, BRCA mutations) are not included in this recommendation.

Related Information for Consumers

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Ovarian Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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