Ovarian cancer: diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Ovarian cancer: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Alexander Burges and Barbara Schmalfeldt},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={108 38},
BACKGROUND Patients with ovarian cancer usually present to a family physician with nonspecific symptoms, most often abdominal pain. The outcome depends above all on the stage of the disease when it is diagnosed and on the quality of treatment. METHODS This article is based on a review of selected publications from 2000 to 2010 that were retrieved by an automated search in Medline on the terms "ovarian cancer," "screening," "diagnosis," "treatment," and "prognosis," as well as the… CONTINUE READING


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