Why ovarian cancer is called a ‘silent killer’

Why ovarian cancer is called a ‘silent killer’

A urine test that could detect ovarian cancer and boost survival rates from 20 per cent up to 90 per cent is being developed.

Ovarian cancer is often known as a ‘silent killer’ – because it is most often detected after it has spread around the body and it is most difficult to treat.

But now researchers have discovered a previously unknown biomarker – a protein molecule that is produced when ovarian cancer is in its early stages.

It is hoped the test, being created by a team at the University of Hull, could be used on urine – like pregnancy tests.

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