Annual surveillance by CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound for ovarian cancer in both high-risk and population risk women is ineffective.

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  • AM Considine
  • S Williamson
  • JM McHugo
  • DG Cruger


OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of annual CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) scan as surveillance for ovarian cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: NHS Trust. POPULATION: Three hundred and forty-one asymptomatic women enrolled for ovarian cancer screening: 179 were in a high-risk group (>10% lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer), 77 in a moderate risk group (4-10% lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer) and 71 in a near population risk group (


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-9
Number of pages10
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • transvaginal, screening, ovarian cancer, CA125, ultrasound scan