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Ovarian cancer should be treated by specialist teams

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:77
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    Women with ovarian cancer should be seen by expert teams based in cancer centres, and if surgery is needed it should by carried out by specialist gynaecological oncologists, according to guidance issued this week by the NHS Executive.

    The guidelines, which will be sent to all commissioners of cancer services in England and Wales, state that dedicated diagnostic and assessment services should be established in cancer units, to which all women with suspected gynaecological cancers should …

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