What is the mortality rate of ovarian cancer in the US?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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The American Cancer Society estimates that 21,750 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 2020 and 13,980 women will die from the disease. [28]  Although ovarian cancer is the 17th most common cancer in women, it is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in women, accounting for 5% of cancer deaths—more than any other gynecologic cancer. [28, 27]

From 2008 to 2017, the death rate from ovarian cancer decreased by an average of 2.2% each year. Median age at death is 70 years. [27]

 


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