Cancer

Ultrasound ovarian cancer screening improves survival

A University of Kentucky study just published in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that annual ultrasound screening of at-risk asymptomatic women increases the survival rates of women with type I and type II epithelial ovarian ...

Cancer

USPSTF recommends against ovarian cancer screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Feb. ...

Cancer

Elastography and color doppler improve breast ultrasound

(HealthDay)—The combination of elastography and color Doppler ultrasonography (US) with B-mode US in women with dense breasts can increase the positive predictive value of screening and reduce the number of false-positives, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Most ob-gyns still perform bimanual exam but reasons vary

(HealthDay)—The majority of obstetrician-gynecologists perceive bimanual pelvic examinations as important for adult women of all ages, although the reasons cited for performing the exam vary widely, according to a study ...