Ovarian carcinoma screening in women at intermediate risk: impact on quality of life and need for invasive follow-up.

@article{Kauff2005OvarianCS,
  title={Ovarian carcinoma screening in women at intermediate risk: impact on quality of life and need for invasive follow-up.},
  author={Noah D. Kauff and Karen E. Hurley and Martee L. Hensley and Mark E. Robson and Gali Lev and Deborah J. Goldfrank and Mercedes Castiel and Carol Leslie Brown and Jamie S Ostroff and Lucy E. Hann and Kenneth Offit and Richard R. Barakat},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={314-20}
}
BACKGROUND Women with family histories suggestive of an increased risk of ovarian carcinoma who have not had a deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation identified are commonly suggested to consider ovarian carcinoma screening with transvaginal ultrasound and/or assessment of CA 125 levels. Limited information is available regarding the impact of this approach on either quality of life (QOL) or need for invasive follow-up in this group of women. METHODS From November 1999 to October 2002, 184 women… CONTINUE READING
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