Statistics About Ovarian Cancer

Some people use statistical reports to try to figure out their chance of getting cancer. Others use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Statistics show what happens with large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, you can't use statistics to know or predict what will happen to you.

These are some 2013 statistics about ovarian cancer from the American Cancer Society:

  • About 22,240 women will be told they have ovarian cancer in the United States this year.

  • Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women (not including skin cancer). A woman's lifetime risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer is about 1 in 72.

  • Ovarian cancer survival rates vary by age: women younger than 65 are twice as likely to survive 5 years (56%) after diagnosis as women ages 65 and older (27%).

  • An estimated 14,230 women will die of ovarian cancer in 2013.