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Posted on: August 29, 2014

[ARCHIVED] September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 21,980 women in the United States are expected to receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2014. An additional, 14,270 women are expected to die from ovarian cancer. However, it is important to note that the rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly decreasing over the past 20 years.

Currently, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 73. Likewise, women have a 1 in 100 lifetime probability of dying from ovarian cancer. About half of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years or older and are more commonly white as compared to black. For additional information about the signs and symptoms see the link below.

Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
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