Understanding Women’s Gynecological C’s

What Every Woman Should Know…

Ovarian cancer is a serious and under-recognized threat to women’s health.

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Ovarian cancer kills more women than all the other gynecologic cancers combined.

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Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.

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Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 57 women, up from 1 in 70 several years ago.

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14,500 women will die this year alone. More than 25,500 will be diagnosed.

 

Ovarian cancer is very treatable when caught early; the vast majority of cases are not diagnosed until too late.

When ovarian cancer is caught before it has spread outside the ovaries, 90+% will survive 5 years.

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Only 24% of ovarian cancer is caught early.

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When diagnosed after the disease has spread the chance of five-year survival drops to less than 25%.

A Pap test does NOT DETECT Ovarian Cancer

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