Ovarian cancer information for GPs

Information on e-learning modules to help you update your knowledge, and resources to support you and your patients.

We support primary care professionals to diagnose women with ovarian cancer at the earliest possible point, and give the best support to the women they work with.

90 per cent of women diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer will survive five years or more. Primary care has a pivotal role in ensuring women are put on the right path for diagnosis as soon as possible, but diagnosis is not always easy.

Clinical guidance published by NICE (England and Wales) and SIGN (Scotland) [PDF] makes clear that women with ovarian cancer present to primary care with symptoms, regardless of the stage at which they are diagnosed. These guidelines provide primary care professionals with a framework for managing symptomatic women and underpin all of the information in our e-learning modules and resources.