Statistics About Ovarian Cancer

Some people use statistical reports to try to figure out their chance of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Statistics show what happens with large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, you can't use statistics to know or predict what will happen to you.

These are some 2012 statistics about ovarian cancer from the American Cancer Society:

  • About 22,280 women will be told they have ovarian cancer in the United States this year.

  • Ovarian cancer accounts for nearly 3 percent of all cancers among women. A woman's lifetime risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer is about 1 in 71.

  • Ovarian cancer survival rates vary by age: women younger than 65 are twice as likely to survive five years (57 percent) after diagnosis as women ages 65 and older (27 percent).

  • An estimated 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in 2012. 

Connect with MLH

New Appointments
1.866.CALL.MLH

 Well Ahead Newsletter


STAY CONNECTED

Copyright 2014 Main Line Health

Printed from: www.mainlinehealth.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW016010

The information provided in this Web site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. All medical information presented should be discussed with your healthcare professional. See additional Terms of Use at www.mainlinehealth.org/terms. For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.