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Letters NICE on ovarian cancer

Recommendations for detection in primary care are flawed

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3022
  1. Adeola Olaitan, gynaecological oncologist1
  1. 1University College London Hospital (UCLH), London, UK
  1. adeola0{at}

If the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on ovarian cancer are meant to improve outcome by, among other strategies, allowing earlier diagnosis, then they are unlikely to succeed.1

The recommendations for detection in primary care are flawed. Although the indications for suspecting ovarian cancer …

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