Ovarian cancer is often discovered at a late stage, among the most common symptoms are: pelvic area discomfort, loss of appetite (or on the contrary, easily sated), swollen belly, etc. Often the symptoms can be confused with other conditions such as the pre-menstrual syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome. The discovery of the disease at a late stage makes it not easy to treat. A team of Swedish scientists from Uppsala University has discovered biomarkers in the blood that can indicate the disease. The biomarker test is based on 11 proteins, these are present in very high quantities in women with ovarian cancer. The performance of the test will be further evaluated on a large-scale. If you are looking for more information regarding this topic you can read the article on Bionews or consult the research published on Nature.