What are the USPSTF guidelines on genetic risk assessment for ovarian cancer?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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In 2014, the USPSTF issued updated guidelines on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer in women. The recommendation is that primary care providers screen women who have a family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer using one of several available brief familial risk tools, including the following [124] :

  • Ontario Family Health Assessment Tool
  • Manchester Scoring System
  • Referral Screening Tool
  • Pedigree Assessment Tool
  • FHS-7

Women with a positive screening result should receive genetic counseling, with further BRCA testing if warranted. Women without a family history associated with an increased risk for mutations should not receive routine genetic counseling or BRCA testing.

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