Indiana's Nonprofit Resource & Education Organization for OVARIAN CANCER
Caregivers & Families
Ovar'coming Together, Inc.
2625 N. Meridian Street, Suite #108, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Toll Free: 855-855-OVAR | Ph: 317-925-6643 | Fax: 317-925-6673
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A woman's lifetime risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is one in 70.
Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers.
Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women.
The mortality rates for ovarian cancer have not improved in forty years while other cancers have shown a marked reduction in mortality due to the availability of early detection tests and improved treatments.
The relative five-year survival rate is 46%. Survival rates vary depending on the stage of diagnosis. Women diagnosed at an early stage have a much higher five-year survival rate than women diagnosed at a later stage.
Only about 15% of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed early.
It is estimated that nearly 500 women in Indiana will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year.
Over 15,000 die of ovarian cancer annually in the United States.
*From: The American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute (SEER Program)
In the U.S., more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually.