IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 3 / pii/2005156

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The potential and problems of screening for ovarian cancer

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki (Japan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(3), 241–243;
Published: 10 June 2005

Screening for ovarian cancer using tumor markers is simple but often associated with an increased rate of false negatives and a low rate of detection of early stage cancers. The transvaginal ultrasonic method, on the other hand, detects an increased number of Stage I cancers (about 70% of the total cancers detected), but it takes time. Our method is performed in a short time and is most suitable as a screening method. Although there is no established assessment of ovarian cancer screening, we have outlined the potential and the problems associated with it based on the reports published to date and the results of our study.

Screening for ovarian cancer
Transvaginal ultrasonography
Tumor marker
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