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Ovarian Cancer Screening May Cut Cancer Deaths

January 29, 20169 min
Why does ovarian cancer have a poor prognosis?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year about 200,000 women in the U.S. develop ovarian cancer.It is often referred to as the silent killer, because the warning signs such as painful sex, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue are often mistaken for something else.Recently, a study was conducted on ovarian cancer screening and mortality in the UK. In the study, researchers randomly selected women between the ages of 50-74 with ovarian malignancy, increased risk of familial ovarian cancer, and active non-ovarian malignancy.What did the researchers find?Listen in as Steven Skates, PhD, shares the recent study on ovarian cancer and the correlation between screening and deaths due to ovarian cancer.

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