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Up to 40% of ovarian cancer victims had seen their doctors with symptomatic complaints of abdominal bloating, swelling and pain in their pelvis prior to being diagnosed. However, many physicians did not associate their symptoms with ovarian cancer, leading to a delayed diagnosis. Blood tests and imaging are the diagnostic tests used, but do not detect all cases, and by the time the diagnosis is made the cancer has often spread.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Ovarian cancer detection delayed
Date: 24 August 2005
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