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Ovarian cancer screenings not recommended as a routine
Washington Post

A federal government task force recommended Monday that women not get routinely screened for ovarian cancer because doing so can put them at increased risk for unnecessary harm, such as major surgery.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group of national experts, said it continues to discourage screening in women at average risk for ovarian cancer, which has the highest mortality rate of all types of gynecological cancer and is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.