The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2014 are:
- About 21,980 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
- About 14,270 women will die from ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 72. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100. (These statistics don’t count low malignant potential ovarian tumors.)
THE CDC 2010 Statistics :
In 2010 (the most recent year numbers are available):
· 19,959 women in the United States were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.*†
· 14,572 women in the United States died from ovarian cancer.*†
*Incidence counts cover about 97% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2010 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2013. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.