Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer: Even the "silent killer" presents symptoms

NORWALK, Conn., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net presents a special report on early-stage ovarian cancer symptoms. According to an analysis by Barbara Goff, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the division of gynecologic oncology at the University of Washington, there are still significant hurdles to developing a cost-effective screening test for ovarian cancer, research indicates that early-stage ovarian cancer presents signs and symptoms that can aid in early detection.

Due in part to the difficulty of detection, ovarian cancer is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. "Historically ovarian cancer was considered a 'silent killer' because symptoms weren't supposed to develop until the disease was too far advanced to make a difference," said Goff. "However, over the last decade there has been a large amount of research showing that women with ovarian cancer do, in fact, present with symptoms, even in early stages."

About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect – which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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Jason J. Golden
Content Marketing Manager
203-523-7040
jason.golden@ubm.com

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