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Role of conventional ovarian screening is questioned

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:605
  1. Gordon Narayansingh, Gynaecological oncology fellow (,
  2. Kheng Chew, Visiting specialist registrar,
  3. David Parkin, Consultant gynaecological oncologist
  1. Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

    EDITOR—It is heartening to read Roylance and Waxman's personal view of cancer screening.1 They say that current screening schedules are predominantly subjective and are heavily based on individuals' interpretation, and proposed that we should pursue the path of molecular screening technologies.

    Three postmenopausal women recently presented to our service with advanced ovarian cancer; of note was the fact that they had been evaluated for vaginal bleeding within the past six months. All three had had examination under anaesthesia, hysteroscopy, …

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