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Cancer Nurs. 2009 Jul-Aug;32(4):281-8; quiz 289-90. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31819d30d6.

Epidemiological and genetic factors associated with ovarian cancer.

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Department of Physiologic Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 520 Frederick St, 31, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA. Monica.mclemore@ucsf.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this article was to provide a comprehensive review of the epidemiological and genetic factors associated with ovarian cancer. A more complete understanding of the determinants of ovarian cancer may lead to the development of better screening and detection methods for this disease. The first section of this article reviews current literature on screening and early detection of ovarian cancer. The second section reviews the epidemiology of ovarian cancer, specifically highlighting the risk factors associated with the development of this disease. The article concludes with a discussion of how oncology nurses can apply this information to improve patient care.

PMID:
19444085
PMCID:
PMC2891150
DOI:
10.1097/NCC.0b013e31819d30d6
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