Ovarian cancer not a 'silent killer', study confirms

Almost three quarters of women with high-risk, early-stage ovarian cancer report symptoms, say US researchers

Almost three in four women with high-risk, early-stage ovarian cancer reported symptoms, dispelling the notion the disease is a 'silent killer', US researchers report. 

The team reviewed the charts of 419 women who were treated for high-risk, early-stage ovarian cancer.

Prior to their diagnosis, 72% had reported at least one telltale symptom of the disease and 32% had reported multiple symptoms.

The most commonly reported symptoms were bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain and increased

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