Ovarian cancer - ‘game changing’ new drug puts patient’s tumour into remission

Ovarian cancer symptoms include pain during sex and stomach bloating A new treatment has been hailed as a "game-changer" for ovarian cancer New drug, niraparib, halved the size of one patient's tumour Speak to a GP if you're worried about ovarian cancer symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers to be diagnosed in women, according to the NHS.

The condition affects the ovaries; a pair of small organs that store a woman’s supply of eggs.

Ovarian cancer symptoms include a swollen tummy, passing urine more often than normal, and feeling full quickly after eating.

Those most at-risk of ovarian cancer are women that have gone through the menopause, but it can also affect younger women.

A new treatment has been approved today (June 1) for use in England, and it’s been hailed as “game-changing”.

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Ovarian cancer symptoms: Breakthrough treatment drug niraparib is ‘game changing’

Niraparib - the new treatment - has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today.

The drug aims to stop cancer cells from repairing themselves; essentially crippling them.

It’s the first time a breakthrough drug has been made available to women with recurrent ovarian cancer on a mass scale.

Niraparib could help women with ovarian cancer, that have limited

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