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cobweb icon Archived: Ovarian Cancer: Screening

Original Release Date: September 2012

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence

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The USPSTF recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in women. 


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.

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Archived: 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: September 2012

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Ovarian Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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