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Ovarian Cancer: Screening

Release Date: February 2018

Recommendation Summary

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Asymptomatic women

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.


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

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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: February 2018

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Ovarian Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. February 2018.

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