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ICARE Social Media Post January 2020

Ovarian Cancer Screening in BRCA1 Carriers

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A new study of Polish BRCA1 carriers showed that screening through transvaginal ultrasound was not effective or  reliable in detecting ovarian cancer early. Consequently, preventive oophorectomy remains the only proven method to lower ovarian cancer risks and increase survival.

Check out the article at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31500890.

Check out the NCCN ovarian cancer screening recommendations for BRCA1 and other gene mutation carriers: https://www.nccn.org/store/login/login.aspx?ReturnURL=https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post11720/