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How many women die of ovarian cancer every year?

David A. Fishman, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
Approximately 21,880 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the U.S. and 13,850 die from the disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women and equals approximately the number of deaths from all other gynecologic malignancies combined. The majority of women are diagnosed when the disease has reached an advanced stage; however, if detected early, the survival rate is more than 90%.

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