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Ovarian cancer: clinical review

Ovarian cancer: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

May 13, 2012

Updated

June 17, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Miss Jane Borley and Miss Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami covers the symptoms suggestive of ovarian cancer, how and when to investigate and how to provide information on the prognosis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include clinical risk factors, investigation of serum CA125, and the psychosocial and psychosexual impact of ovarian cancer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the staging of ovarian cancer
  • Describe the epidemiology of ovarian cancer
  • Recognise patients with symptoms suggestive of ovarian cancer
  • Initiate preliminary investigations and explain secondary care-based investigations
  • Provide patients with information about prognosis
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Miss Jane Borley
    Gynaecological oncology subspecialty trainee
    Imperial College NHS Trust
    London
    United Kingdom

    Miss Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami
    Clinical senior lecturer in gynaecological oncology
    Department of surgery and cancer
    Imperial College
    London
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ruth Chambers
    GP and honorary professor at University of Staffordfordshire
    United Kingdom

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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