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Risk of ovarian cancer in women with symptoms in primary care: population based case-control study

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OBJECTIVE: To identify and quantify symptoms of ovarian cancer in women in primary care. DESIGN: Case-control study, with coding of participants' primary care records for one year before diagnosis. SETTING: 39 general practices in Devon, England. PARTICIPANTS: 212 women aged over 40 with a diagnosis of primary ovarian cancer, 2000-7; 1060 controls matched by age and general practice. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Odds ratios and positive predictive values for symptoms from conditional logistic regre...

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10.1136/bmj.b2998

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Hamilton, W More by this author
Peters, TJ More by this author
Bankhead, C More by this author
Journal:
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
339
Publication date:
2009-08-25
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EISSN:
1468-5833
ISSN:
0959-8146
URN:
uuid:6390a3e2-2f70-4327-94ac-623c51c56f12
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252011
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pubs:252011

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