Sean Duffy, from the Yorkshire Cancer Network
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GPs 'should test for ovarian cancer earlier'

GPs should offer more blood tests to try to detect ovarian cancer earlier, according to new guidelines for the NHS.

Almost 7,000 UK women a year are diagnosed with the disease, but only about a third are still alive five years later.

Sean Duffy, from the Yorkshire Cancer Network, said: "The symptoms can be vague, but shouldn't be ignored if they are persistent."

  • 27 Apr 2011