In the USA about 19,880 women will receive a new diagnosis of OVARIAN cancer and about 12,810 women will die from ovarian cancer. In Florida alone, we already have 1,640 in diagnosis with OVARIAN cancer and 1,010 new deaths to Ovarian Cancer.
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth (5th) in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. This cancer mainly develops in older women. About half of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years or older. It is more common in white women than African American women.
The rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years.
Does Ovarian Cancer Run in Your Family?
If you have close relatives with ovarian cancer, you may be at higher risk for developing these diseases. Does your family health history put you at higher risk? Would you benefit from cancer genetic counseling and testing?
Each year more than 20,000 are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. About 10% of ovarian cancers (about 2,000 women per year) result from inherited mutations (changes) in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are passed on in families.
Inherited mutations in other genes can also cause ovarian cancer, but BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the genes most commonly affected. Women have two ovaries that are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries make female hormones and produce eggs. When ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, treatment is most effective.
Know The Sign and symptoms of Ovarian Cancers
Every 23 minutes a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S.
1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime
1 in 100 women risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is
Ovarian cancer is the #1 cause of gynecologic cancer deaths
Ovarian cancer is the 5th cause cancer-related death in women
Ovarian cancer is the 11th most common cancer in women
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