- 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
- 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.