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NEW YORK (360Dx) – With at least a moderate level of certainty, harm outweighs the benefits of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women who are not at high risk, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of experts that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services to primary care clinicians.

In a draft recommendation statement requesting public comment, the USPSTF said it has found "adequate evidence" that harm includes false-positive screening results that can lead to surgical interventions in women who do not have cancer.

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