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Despite the statistics, not many know about the warnings signs.
Just 1 percent know that “increased urinary urgency” is one of the four main symptoms of ovarian cancer, and only 21 percent are able to name bloating as a symptom.
Furthermore, 30 percent of women incorrectly believe cervical screenings also detect ovarian cancer.
As for doctors, 45 percent of them wrongly think symptoms are only present in the later stages of the disease, and about 43 percent of women visit their general practitioner three times or more before being referred for a diagnostic tests.
"The findings ... show what is working when it comes to diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer in England, but they also show where more remains to be done," the authors concluded in the study.
To highten awareness, researchers recommend general practitioners complete accredited training on ovarian cancer. They also hope to highlight the Be Clear on Cancer campaign, whichaims to educate women on the symptoms and the importance of visiting the doctor.
Want to learn more about the results? Take a look at the full report here.