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Ovarian cancer screening not catching early disease
Date:4/1/2009

ch 10 online in The Lancet Oncology that found combo screening for ovarian cancer was extremely successful in finding early stage cancers. But that still doesn't mean the screens led to a reduction in the ovarian cancer death rate, reported the British study authors from the University College London.

Ovarian cancer ranks as the fifth leading cause of female cancer death, and it is diagnosed primarily in women aged 55 and older. Early stages of the cancer cause somewhat vague symptoms and many malignancies go undetected until other organs and tissues are involved.


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