Ovarian cancer is an aggressive disease that has a profound impact on the women who battle it and the families who support them
Approximately 1 in 70 women, or 1.4%, will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime. In most cases in the United States, a woman’s ovarian cancer is not diagnosed until it is in the later stages of the disease. At that point, few women are able to live longer than five years. In contrast, women whose ovarian cancer is diagnosed at earlier stages have up to a 90% chance of long term survival. As a result, ovarian cancer research continues to focus on ways to detect ovarian cancer when it is still in the earliest stages to give women the best chance to survive.
Ovarian cancer and early detection
There are many challenges to detecting ovarian cancer early. Each year in the United States approximately 1 in 2,500 women Continue reading