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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. It is very important that your particular findings be put into context by an expert. Gynecologic oncologists are subspecialists with advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance of female cancers including ovarian cancer.
These are some 2014statistics about ovarian cancer from the American Cancer Society:
About 21,980 women will be told they have ovarian cancer in the United States this year. It is the second most common gynecologic cancer.
Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women. A woman's lifetime risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer is about 1 in 71.
Most cases of ovarian cancer present in the advanced stages (Stage II or IV). This means that the disease has spread outside the ovaries.
Ovarian cancer survival rates vary by age: women younger than 65 are twice as likely to survive 5 years (57%) after diagnosis as women ages 65 and older (28%).
Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss and women’s services.