Older women with ovarian cancer are less likely than younger women to be referred for tests

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 03 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1256
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The time to referral for tests among women with suspected ovarian cancer increases with age, a study has found. The variation may go some way towards explaining why survival from cancer is worse in the United Kingdom than in other parts of Europe, the authors say.

    The researchers, from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, looked at records from the General Practice Research Database of 1057 women aged between 40 and 84 years who had a diagnosis of …

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