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Journal For Rural Health

A CT scan of ovarian cancer
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A study of more than 1,000 women in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa diagnosed with ovarian cancer showed those with the more lethal stage IV tended to come from rural areas.

The study published in the Journal of Rural Health shows rural women are two and half times as likely as their urban counterparts to be diagnosed when the disease is at its most severe stage.

Researchers are not sure why that’s the case.