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The Truth About Ovarian Cancer Screening – book excerpt

The New York Times editorial “False Promises on Ovarian Cancer” says it all. What is most concerning is that a third of doctors recommend what medical science shows not to be true: screening for ovarian cancer does NOT work. Enjoy the excerpt from my book – The Thrifty Patient – Vital Insider Tips to Staying Healthy and Saving Money – and be smarter than 1/3 of doctors! Simple to read and incredibly informative. Enjoy! Ovarian Cancer Screening One of the most feared cancers for many women is ovarian cancer, which occurs in one out of sixty-eight women. Unfortunately, like many cancers (lung, pancreatic), there is no screening test that has been helpful to detect the illness early and reliably proven to save lives. Until organizations like the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend certain tests or examinations, everything you may hear on the news or from friends about breakthroughs in screenings […] Read More »