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Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2017 Dec;39(12):676-685. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608867. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

Is Ovarian Cancer Prevention Currently Still a recommendation of Our Grandparents?

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Research Institute of Oncology (IPON), Discipline of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil.


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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic tumors because in most of the cases (75%), the disease is diagnosed in advanced stages. Screening methods are not available since the disease is rare, and the tested methods, such as ultrasound and CA125, were not able to decrease the mortality rate for this type of cancer. This article discusses the main risk factors for ovarian cancer, and the potential clinical and surgical strategies for the prevention of this disease.

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