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  • Ovarian cancer can be difficult to diagnose at an early stage, largely because symptoms can be vague and similar to those of other common illnesses.
  • There is no effective screening test, so it is important to be aware of symptoms and seek medical attention for anything that is unusual or persistent.
  • Treatment for ovarian cancer has traditionally involved chemotherapy, with or without surgery, and sometimes radiotherapy. Treatment now may also include newer targeted therapies and hormone therapy.

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Reviewed on: 09-02-2021