Ovarian Cancer: About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 3 percent of all cancers in women and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. In 2016, it was estimated that nearly 22,000 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States, and approximately 14,240 deaths were associated with ovarian cancer. A women’s lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer is approximately 1 in 72. Treatment of ovarian cancer requires a multidisciplinary team of experts and is improved when women receive care by gynecologic oncologists.