Study: Signs of ovarian cancer often reported but not acted on

Though ovarian cancer is called the "silent killer" because early symptoms can be subtle, many women report their symptoms well before action is taken, according to a new study. Researchers said nearly half of 1,985 ovarian cancer patients studied told their health care providers of symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating or other signs up to three months before diagnosis, yet many providers failed to act on the information.

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