Understanding Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Ranks Fifth in Cancer Deaths Among Women1
The disease causes more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer in the United States.1
MORE THAN 22,000 WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH OVARIAN CANCER IN THE U.S. IN 20161
In addition, more than 14,000 women will die from the disease in the U.S. in 20161
ABOUT 1 IN 75
The approximate risk of a woman of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime1
Many Women Don’t Know the Signs and Symptoms1
Common signs and symptoms to watch out for include:
PELVIC OR ABDOMINAL PAIN
TROUBLE EATING OR FEELING FULL QUICKLY
FEELING THE NEED TO URINATE URGENTLY OR OFTEN
There Are Different Classifications2
Ovarian cancer that returns after platinum-based chemotherapy can be classified in two ways:
When a relapse happens less than 6 months after the last chemotherapy treatment
When a relapse happens at least 6 months after the last chemotherapy treatment
For more information and to learn about the latest treatment options, consult your doctor, or visit www.ovarian.org.
1 Ovarian Cancer. American Cancer Society; 2016 http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003130-pdf.pdf.
2 Ovarian Cancer. National Comprehensive Cancer network; 2015 https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/ovarian/files/assets/common/downloads/files/ovarian.pdf.