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UC Irvine study finds racial, economic disparities in ovarian cancer care, survival
Date:5/8/2012

more than 15,000 deaths a year, according to the National Cancer Institute.

"Under the best circumstances, treating ovarian cancer is challenging, because there's no screening tool available to detect the disease in its early stages," Bristow said.

Only 20 to 30 percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed while still confined to the primary site; the remainder are identified in advanced stages after spreading to areas such as the liver, the lungs and nearby lymph nodes.


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University of California - Irvine
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