WHY IT MATTERS (Statistics)
1 out of 70 women will develop ovarian cancer at some time in her life.
Over70% of all womenwith ovarian cancer will not be diagnosed until the disease has spread beyond the ovary.
This is because the symptoms of early ovarian cancer are often vague and can mimic other common medical problems.
Ovarian cancer ismost commonin women who have already gone through menopause.
The average age for developing ovarian cancer is 61.
For the small number of women who are fortunate enough to have their
cancer diagnosed before it has spread beyond the ovary, the chance for cure is 85 to 90%.
For themajority of women in whom the disease has spread beyond the ovary,
the chance of living for five years after the diagnosis is between 20 and 25%.