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'Confusion' over ovarian cancer signs

29th June 2009

A poll of 1,000 women by the Target Ovarian Cancer charity has found 96% of women could not "confidently" spot symptoms of ovarian cancer.

The charity also surveyed 400 GPs and discovered that 80% incorrectly believed that women with the early stage of the disease did not exhibit symptoms. Only 30% of women survive for longer than five years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Annwen Jones, chief executive of Target Ovarian Cancer, said: "Change is long overdue and ovarian cancer needs to become a priority."

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Article Information

Title: 'Confusion' over ovarian cancer signs
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11938
Date Added: 29th Jun 2009

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