Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’
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Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Erin Dean Freelance writer

Nurses need to be alert to symptoms of ovarian cancer, which can be diagnosed at a late stage

Ovarian cancer has long been known as the ‘silent killer’ due to its relatively subtle symptoms. It claims the lives of almost 4,200 women a year in the UK, according to data from Cancer Research UK. About 20 women a day are diagnosed, often at a late, non-curative stage. Find out more about who is affected, what can delay care, and how you can help women who receive a diagnosis.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 20, 6, 15-17. doi: 10.7748/cnp.20.6.15.s7

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