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Ovarian Cancer

The Recognition and Initial Management of Ovarian Cancer

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 122


Cardiff (UK): National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (UK); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-9558265-5-9


These clinical guidelines review a number of clinical questions that involve the detection, diagnosis and initial management of ovarian cancer and which focus on areas of uncertainty or where there is a wide variation in clinical practice.

The clinical questions were chosen using a consultative process that involved an array of stakeholders that included patient groups, representatives from relevant professional organisations and the pharmaceutical industry.

For each chapter of the guideline, the Guideline Development Group (GDG) have made evidence-based recommendations concerning clinical practice and, where applicable, some recommendations on future research.

The GDG are pleased that the focus of many of the clinical issues relate to an early stage in the patient pathway with particular relevance to patients and their families. In particular, identifying the first tests in primary care should help ensure women are directed onto the right clinical pathway in a timely fashion.

This guidance updates and replaces recommendation 1.7.4 in ‘Referral guidelines for suspected cancer’ (NICE clinical guideline 27; published June 2005).


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this publication, the publisher can give no guarantee for information about drug dosage and application thereof contained in this book. In every individual case the respective user must check current indications and accuracy by consulting other pharmaceutical literature and following the guidelines laid down by the manufacturers of specific products and the relevant authorities in the country in which they are practising.

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Bookshelf ID: NBK83855PMID: 22479719


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