FDA Ovarian Cancer Screening Test Warning
The US Food and Drug Administration FDA issued a warning about the risks associated with testing marketed as ovarian cancer screenings and the delay in preventive treatments for women who are at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
Though research and studies have extensively looked at screenings for the detection of ovarian cancer, no ovarian cancer screenings have been found to be sensitive enough to be reliable without high numbers of false results. False or inaccurate results include: women who receive a false-positive, or results that suggest ovarian cancer is present when it is not and therefore undergo unnecessary medical treatment or surgery. Alternately, women may receive results indicating a false-negative, meaning no ovarian cancer was found when in fact the cancer is present. This faulty result often results in delayed treatment.
The FDA is warning women and their doctors not to be misled by the claims of these screenings and to not make treatment decisions based on claims or even results of these tests. Currently, there is no safe, effective screening for ovarian cancer.
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Read the full US Food and Drug Administration FDA News Release