Acting to stop harm: the FCA and Appointed Representatives
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women.
Worryingly, a recent study by the Department of Health, found that the United Kingdom had the worst survival rates when 20,000 patients with ovarian cancer were compared with five similar countries.
The study compared survival rates in patients with late stage ovarian cancer in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom. In the UK only 69% of women survived for more than a year after diagnosis, compared with 72% in Denmark and 74-75% in the other three countries.
Guy Pomphrey discusses the cancer statistics in England and how changing GP referral procedures will impact these figures.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women and it is commonly diagnosed at an advanced stage due to the non-specific nature of its symptoms and the fact that many sufferers are asymptomatic until the disease is in the advanced stages.
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