New guidelines to detect the silent killer

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Symptoms include stomach bloating, pain, feeling full and frequent urination. These are often missed or diagnosis is delayed. 

Approximately 6800 woman each year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer but the awful statistic is that two thirds have died within 5 years.

Now when a GP suspects ovarian cancer they are to refer the patient for blood tests and an ultra sound.  If the cancer is detected at Stage 1, a woman has 90% chance of survival. 

Let's hope that these new guidelines are followed and that suffers of this disease are diagnosed quickly and receive the life saving treatment they need. 

Claire Howard is a Partner in the Personal Injury team.




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