Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
John Chovan, Sue Butz
ovarian cancer, signs & symptoms, underlying pathophysiology, significance of pathophysiology, risk factors, early detection
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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).
Eagle, Christina, "Pathophysiology of Ovarian Cancer" (2019). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 377.