You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Daily Dose

Ovarian cancer patients getting substandard care?

It’s hard to believe in this age of patient empowerment and instant Internet access to the latest cancer research that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are getting sub-standard care, but that’s exactly what a new study found — and it could be subtracting a year or more from their lives.

While rarer than breast cancer, ovarian cancer kills about 15,000 American women each year because there’s no reliable screening test, so the cancer goes undetected until bloating, nausea, and other symptoms develop after the tumor has spread beyond the ovary.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week