Ovarian cancer overview
Ovarian cancer occurs when a cancerous tumour forms in a woman’s ovary. In most cases, there are no known causes. Symptoms are often vague, but common ovarian cancer symptoms include persistent pelvic and abdominal pain, increased abdominal size, nausea and persistent bloating. Depending on the cancer stage, ovarian cancer treatment includes surgery and chemotherapy and occasionally radiotherapy.
A new ovarian cancer drug niraparib (Zejula) that can prolong survival has been licenced for use in Europe, including the UK.
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