Ovarian cancer: Screening may cut deaths by a fifth – BBC News

The UK Collaborative Trial of Screening is one of the biggest clinical trials ever conducted and is supposed to give the definitive verdict on screening.

 

Doctors tracked changes in the levels of CA125, which is produced by ovarian tissue, over time and if levels became elevated then the women were sent for further tests and ultimately surgery.

 

Their initial statistical analysis of the data showed no benefit to screening. But there was a benefit when they removed the data from any women who may have already started to develop ovarian tumours.

 

“We don’t have clear evidence to go ahead with screening, but what we have are really encouraging estimates of around a 20% reduction, which we need to confirm.”

 

Ovarian is difficult to pick up as symptoms, including abdominal pain, persistent bloating and difficulty eating, are common in other conditions.

 

 

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