1 out of every 71 women will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

   Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women in the United States and is the most deadly of the gynecologic cancers.

   It is estimated that in 2015, 21,290 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,180 will die from the disease.

   Currently, 50% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer die from the disease within five years.

   When diagnosed in advanced stages, the five year survival rate is only 44%.

   When ovarian cancer is detected early, before it has spread beyond the ovaries, more than 90% of women will survive longer than five years.

   Only 19% of women are diagnosed in the early stages.

   Ovarian cancer is often difficult to diagnose because symptoms may be subtle, are easily confused with other diseases and because there is no single reliable easy-to-administer screening tool.

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