Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Reproductive and women’s health

Ovarian cancer

      1. Ovarian cancer

Cancer | Ovarian cancer

It is estimated that more than 1200 people were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2023 in Australia.1


Recommendation Grade How often References
Screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women is not recommended. Not recommended (Strong) N/A 2

In 2019, Cancer Australia found that there is currently no evidence available that screening for ovarian cancer results in reduced mortality for women.2

There are no specific recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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