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Letters Ovarian cancer

Usefulness of abdominal symptoms in early diagnosis

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 29 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3954
  1. Graham Wheatley, general practitioner1
  1. 1Munro Medical Centre, Spalding PE11 2BY
  1. gw1{at}

    In contrast to the predictable media coverage of Hamilton and colleagues’ claims about early detection of ovarian cancer,1 general practitioners are crying out for reliable information on the predictive value of symptoms to enable early diagnosis and select patients for further investigation.

    One surprising omission from the study …

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