FACTS

 

  • 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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