Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to GP Dr Charlotte Bădescu about Ovarian Cancer. We focus on the important learning points about cardinal and other features of presentations to better understand this cancer as an abdominal cancer with symptoms that can and do often present much earlier than the diagnosis is often picked up. She talks us through the value of CA125 tests and the reasons not to be overly reliant on them, though they can be a useful tool in the tool box. The usefulness of ultrasound scans, both pelvic and transvaginal, as well as clinician continuity is discussed. We go through 2 hypothetical cases based on real examples as well as Charlotte’s own diagnosis. An excellent episode for picking up great learning points to avoid missing this diagnosis in your own patients.
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