Ovarian cancer early detection: women, doctors often fail to realize the consequences

The ovarian cancer benefits of early detection is overestimated

According to health experts, ovarian cancer is more dangerous than breast cancer because the mortality rate is in the first mentioned type of cancer is significantly higher. The prevention and early detection are of particular importance. However researchers think that women doctors overestimate the Benefits of ovarian cancer screening and underestimate their damage.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive tumors

“The ovarian cancer (ovarian cancer) is one of the most aggressive tumors and is the second most common malignant disease of female sexual organs,” writes the German cancer society on their website. “The great danger in this type of Tumor is that it is usually discovered very late, since a long time, occur first, no symptoms,” says the expert. Early detection is of particular importance. However, the Use of such surveys will overestimate, according to experts.

Doctors adhere to medical measures without the Use of

As the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for research in education, in a communication writes, requires evidence-based medicine, Physicians should refer to the currently best available scientific studies, to make good treatment decision.

However, the previous research shows that in practice this is not always the case. So Doctors keep in part, to medical measures, which have been proven to be of no Use to have and may even can damage.

This is also the case of the ovarian cancer early detection of the case, such as an online study by the Max-Planck-Institute for research in education, with more than 400 American gynecologists.

The results were published in the journal “Scientific Reports”.

Early detection is not recommended by medical societies in

In the past years, two large randomized came-controlled clinical studies to the conclusion that the ovarian cancer early detection saves, no extra lives, but with massive damage, such as unnecessary ovary removal in healthy women.

According to the MPI, the early detection is not recommended by medical societies.

An online study by the Max-Planck-Institute for educational research, 401 U.S. gynecologists shows that nearly 60 percent of the Doctors recommend screening yet.

The majority of women physicians do not know the actual Benefit or harm of early detection. A comprehensive education of patients you can not afford.

False notions of the effectiveness of

“Not only are Patient*have incorrect perceptions of the effectiveness of Cancer preventive, but also Medical*inside,” says first author Odette Wegwarth, Max Planck Institute for educational research.

“A previous study suggests that one reason for this is that many Physicians are well – prepared in their training inadequate to the correct Interpretation of the Use and non-description of the used statistics,” says the scientist.

The aim of the current study was to investigate whether gynecologists recommend, despite the contrary recommendation by the medical societies in the ovarian cancer early detection and to make Use of if this with their level of knowledge and harm of early detection.

In addition, the researchers investigated whether the woman’s doctors revised incorrect Use of or damage assessment, after they had presented the latest evidence in an easily understandable Form.

Also, German Doctors have a lack of knowledge, are liable

According to the experts, it showed that a majority of gynecologists overestimated the Benefit of early diagnosis and the harm of early detection massively under-appreciated. Depending on the question these were 45, up to 97 percent of the respondents.

The miscalculation was particularly pronounced in the case of those almost 60 percent of women physicians in the early detection routine recommended.

The Present an evidence-based, easy-to-understand Faktenbox led to 52 percent of its faulty estimates revised; 48 percent, however, are not.

“Our study shows that recommending earlier identification without the Benefit of a lack of Knowledge concerning the evidence shall be liable comes,” Wegwarth.

“For Physicians that is open to evidence-based medicine, can easily create understandable, clear formats of risk communication remedy. All we can’t reach you with a transparent representation but obviously. The reasons for this, it is important to explore further.“

The study was carried out with U.S. Doctors, does not mean that the problem is only on the American health care system is limited.

“We have an in-depth study of the situation, German Medical*a lack of knowledge when it comes to screening-related statistics and the effectiveness of early identification,” says Wegwarth.

“A strengthening of evidence-based medicine in practice is therefore only achievable if we prepare Medical*already in the training well and, above all, practical on dealing with statistics,” says the author of the Study. (ad)