Ovarian stimulation by in vitro fertilization (IVF) increases the risk for borderline ovarian tumors, but the risk for invasive ovarian cancer is not significantly increased, a new study concludes. It also found no increase in cancer risk with an increased number of IVF cycles.
A new ovarian cancer screening approach appears to be effective for women at average risk of developing the disease. The Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm (ROCA), which is based on patient age and trends in CA-125 blood testing, demonstrated very few false positives and had a specificity of 99.9%.
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