The United States Preventive
Services Task Force (USPSTF) doesn't recommend routine screening for ovarian cancer.2 They haven't found proof that having regular tests to find ovarian cancer early helps women live longer. But this recommendation isn't for women with known gene changes (such as BRCA) who have a higher risk for ovarian cancer.
Some experts recommend that women who have inherited a
BRCA gene change and have not had their ovaries removed have a transvaginal
ultrasound and a CA-125 blood test at least once a year, starting at age 35.
Women who have inherited a BRCA1 gene change (not a BRCA2 gene change) may want
to start having these tests as early as age 25.3
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 28, 2013
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