Ovarian Cancer: The Neglected Diagnosis
- Ovarian cancer not a 'silent killer' as it has presenting symptoms. // Nursing Standard;9/3/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 52, p17
The article suggests that the recognition of the symptoms women describe could lead to earlier and more appropriate referral for ovarian cancer. It reveals that ovarian cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in Great Britain. The article reports that the presenting symptoms of ovarian...
- Ovarian Cancer: Break the Silence. // Saturday Evening Post;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 278 Issue 4, p26
This article reports on the recommendations of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition with regard to the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The organization urges women to learn the warning signs and talk to their physicians about ovarian cancer risk. Common ovarian cancer symptoms include...
- New Clues to Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Aug2004, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p3
Presents a study which focused on the early detection of ovarian cancer. Comparison of the symptoms on women visiting primary care clinics for general care with women who have ovarian tumors; Analysis of the intensity and frequency of symptoms; Information on the survival rate for ovarian cancer.
- Better Ovarian Cancer Tests Are on the Way. Minkin, Mary Jane; Hanlon, Toby // Prevention;Feb2003, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p102
Discusses the question of whether women should insist on having a CA125 test for ovarian cancer along with a Pap test. Assertion that the CA125 test is not a good test for the routine screening of healthy women to detect early-stage ovarian cancer.
- Ovarian cancer: new ways to find it in time. Bailey, Janet; Graham, Janis // Good Housekeeping;Jun2005, Vol. 240 Issue 6, p60
Highlights the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Misconceptions about ovarian cancer; Key symptoms experienced by women before diagnosis; Advice on selecting a physician in consulting for the disease; Ways to reduce the risks of ovarian cancer. INSET: How "dumb luck" gave her a second chance.
- Whisperings of Ovarian Cancer: Acknowledging Women's Voices. Smith, Anita // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Dec2008, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p913
Ovarian cancer is described as being a whisper because it is challenging to diagnose at an early stage. Women need the voice to respond to the whisperings and nurses need to listen and acknowledge these voices. The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study is to examine personal stories of...
- Ovarian cancer. Goff, Barbara A.; Muntz, Howard G. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Mar2008, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses critical issues in ovarian cancer screening. To successfully screen asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer, obstetricians/gynecologists have to overcome several obstacles, including the possibility that a precancerous detectable ovarian lesion may not exist. A survey that...
- Ovarian Cancer: Being Proactive Could Save Your Life. // Fairfield County Business Journal;9/21/2015 Supplement NW Health, p5
The article reminds that women who are in early stages of ovarian cancer typically have no symptoms, which is one of the many challenges to early detection. Topics discussed include the fast rate of growth of ovarian cancer as well as information on symptoms that mimic other diseases. Also...
- Ovarian Cancer Tests. Hampton, Tracy // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/22/2006, Vol. 296 Issue 20, p2429
The article describes a report that states that diagnostic tests used for ovarian cancer do not improve the patients' quality of life or reduce mortality. Researchers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that changing...