Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan, Sue Butz

Keywords

ovarian cancer, signs & symptoms, underlying pathophysiology, significance of pathophysiology, risk factors, early detection

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

This poster project is a culmination of evidence-based practice research conducted to educate on the lethality of ovarian cancer and the importance of early detection of the vague signs and symptoms associated with this disease. Worldwide, approximately 240,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and 140,200 were projected to succumb to this disease in 2016 (Kroeger, Jr. & Drapkin, 2017). This case-to-fatality ratio is nearly three times that of breast cancer, making ovarian cancer the most lethal gynecological malignancy in developed countries (Kroeger, Jr. & Drapkin, 2017). Educating women about the risk factors and the elusive signs and symptoms associated with ovarian cancer can potentially increase patient autonomy and advocacy, as well as improve patient outcomes for those affected by this disease (Stewart, Ralyea & Lockwood, 2019).

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