Guests: Dr. Lucy Gilbert (lead researcher of the DOVE study) and Dr. Jacque Genest (Director of Cardiology at the MUHC)
Ovarian cancer is sometimes known as the “silent killer” because of the vague nature of early-stage symptoms lead people (70% of women) to ignore them until it’s too late. Many women may feel bloated after only consuming a little food, or suffer from heartburn, which are not the kind of symptoms that send you rushing to your GP. As a result ovarian cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers.
Dr. Gilbert joins us on Health Matters this week to explain how the DOVE study is diagnosing ovarian cancer early in order to save more lives. Are you high risk? Do you have some of the classic symptoms? You may be eligible to participate in this study. To find out more about DOVE, visit their website: http://www.muhc.ca/studies/dove/.
Also on this show Dr. Jacque Genest (Director of Cardiology at the MUHC) debunks some medical myths surrounding the health of our heart. As always, our guest interviews follow the World News In Three Medical Minutes – a regular feature on Health Matters where we summarize the cutting edge medical stories making headlines around the world.
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