Ovarian cancer screening or surveillance is not currently recommended, even for women at high or potentially high risk of ovarian cancer. This is because there is no test that can accurately detect early ovarian cancer.
If you have a gene mutation that increases your risk of ovarian cancer, you may want to consider risk-reducing surgery, such as removing both ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is best to discuss your options with your doctor.
There is no screening test for ovarian cancer. A Cervical Screening Test does not detect ovarian cancer – it checks for cervical cancer.
- Ovarian Cancer Australia
- Cancer Council, Ovarian cancer
- Cancer Council, Ovarian cancer: your guide to best cancer care
- Cancer Australia 2019. Position Statement on Testing for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women
- Frequently asked questions on position statement – testing for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women
- Australian Cancer Trials