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Identifying symptoms of ovarian cancer: a qualitative and quantitative study.

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INTRODUCTION: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and consequently a high proportion of women with ovarian cancer are not referred to the appropriate clinic. OBJECTIVE: To identify diagnostic factors for ovarian cancer. DESIGN: A qualitative and quantitative study. SETTING: Four UK hospitals. SAMPLE: One hundred and twenty-four women referred to hospital with suspected ovarian malignancy. METHODS: Women were interviewed prior to diagnosis (n = 63), or soon after. A thematic analysis w...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Madox
Collins, C More by this author
Stokes-Lampard, H More by this author
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Journal:
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Volume:
115
Issue:
8
Pages:
1008-1014
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1471-0528
ISSN:
1470-0328
URN:
uuid:e91bc67e-450b-4712-b62c-86efa5588be1
Source identifiers:
110984
Local pid:
pubs:110984

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