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Ovarian cancer screening does more harm than good, study shows
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An 18-year study from the National Cancer Institute has found that widespread screening for ovarian cancer doesn’t save lives but does set up many women for needless surgery and avoidable complications.

The results, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., were not a complete surprise, said study co-author Dr. Christine Berg of the National Cancer Institute. Still, experts are disappointed that yet another attempt to catch cancer early has failed to help patients beat the disease.

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