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US rejects routine screening for ovarian cancer

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 23 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1061
  1. J Roberts

    Women in the US are unlikely to be offered routine screening for ovarian cancer after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said last week that the practice may do more harm than good.

    Since 1989, when Gilda Radner, a 42 year old comedienne, died of ovarian cancer more gynaecologists have been offering screening tests for the disease, and more women have been taking them. In many private gynaecologists' offices, screening for ovarian cancer has become routine …

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