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How common is ovarian cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year in the United States. It's the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women.  
David A. Fishman, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
Currently, the American Cancer Society estimates that, annually, approximately 21,650 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and more than 15,520 women die from this disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women and has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers. More women die from ovarian cancer than from all other gynecologic cancers combined.

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