Each day in Australia, four women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and three will die from the disease.
In Australia the overall five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 46%. In comparison, the overall five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is 91%.
It is estimated that 1,510 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and 1,046 women will die from the disease – that’s one woman every eight hours.
Due to a survival rate of only 46% and a recurrence of 75%, 40% of women will suffer clinical depression.
1 in 79 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer
7% below age 40
33% between the age of 40 and 59
60% of women are diagnosed at age 60 or above
Mean age at diagnosis 64
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