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Tests for ovarian cancer can backfire
USA Today

For years, women have been told that early detection of cancer saves lives. Not always. A definitive new study finds that screening healthy women for ovarian cancer — one of the deadliest and most-feared of malignancies — actually does more harm than good. In an 18-year study of 78,216 women, those randomly assigned to be screened for ovarian cancer died at the same rate as women who weren’t, according to research released Wednesday in advance of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.