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2013-08-26 13:31:38

A new screening strategy for ovarian cancer appears to be highly specific for detecting the disease before it becomes lethal. The strategy is described in a study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. If verified in an ongoing clinical trial, it could potentially help save the lives of thousands of women each year in the United States alone. There currently are no established screening strategies for ovarian cancer. The disease often...

Ovarian Cancer Research Shows Screenings May Be Harmful
2012-09-12 13:48:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a recommendation for adult women stating that routine screenings for ovarian cancer do not have any proven benefits and may actually have harmful effects. The Task Force is composed of national experts from preventive and evidence-based medicine who focus on providing recommendations on clinical preventive services. The recommendation, featured in Screening for Ovarian...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.