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John R. van Nagell Jr, Paul D. DePriest, Frederick R. Ueland, Christopher P. DeSimone, Amy L. Cooper, J. Matt McDonald, Edward J. Pavlik and Richard J. Kryscio Ovarian cancer screening with annual transvaginal sonography Cancer 109

Article first published online: 20 MAR 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22594

The authors investigated the efficacy of annual transvaginal sonography (TVS) as a screening method for ovarian cancer. TVS screening, when performed annually, was associated with a decrease in disease stage at the time of initial detection and with case-specific ovarian cancer mortality, but it was not effective for detecting ovarian cancers in which the ovarian volume was normal.

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