Missed opportunities over 18 months mean ovarian cancer will be fatal

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PATIENT PERSPECTIVE

Missed opportunities over 18 months mean ovarian cancer will be fatal

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Pelvic ultrasound

A patient diagnosed with stage IIB ovarian cancer reflects on her recent experience, and what lessons it holds for the doctors of the women in the future who present with this subtle disease

 

The role of GPs is more critical than that of the gynaecological oncologists My name is Jane. I am a 32-year
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