Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2015
Publication / Source: Women's Health
Authors: Carrie L Snyder, Murray Joseph Casey & Henry T Lynch
Cancers attributed to ovarian origin are relatively uncommon in the USA general population, accounting for only 2.6% of cancers in women . Yet, this disease is responsible for 14.2% of the cancer deaths in American women . Over 21,000 women are expected to be diagnosed in the USA with ovarian cancer during the next year .
When detected and treated in its earliest stage, those who may be diagnosed with ovarian cancer have relatively good prognosis for survival; however, the majority of ovarian cancers have not been diagnosed until quite advanced when the outlook for relapse-free survival has been gravely disappointing [1,2].