- Each year, about 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
- Each year, about 14,000 women in the United States die from ovarian cancer.
- Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women in the United States.
- Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer related deaths among women in the United States, after lung and bronchus, breast, colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
- Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers among women in the United States.
- In 2013, the incidence of ovarian cancer among women in West Virginia was 11.8 per 100,000.
- In 2013, the death rate from ovarian cancer among women in women was 7.5 per 100,000.
- Ovarian cancer accounts for more deaths among women than any other cancer of the reproductive tract.
- A woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75.
- A woman’s risk of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100.
- About half of all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years or older.
- The 5 year survival rate for ovarian cancer is 46.2%.
- According to a recent study, using talcum powders for feminine hygiene increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer among African-American women by 40% with genital use and 30% with only non-genital use.
- More than 1200 women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for talcum powder related ovarian cancers.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Ovarian Cancer Statistics available on line https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/statistics/
CDC, Ovarian Cancer Rates By State available on line https://www. cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/statistics/state.htm
American Cancer Society, What Are the Key Statistics About Ovarian Cancer? available online https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/about/key-statistics.html
NCI (National Cancer Institute), Cancer Stat Facts: Ovarian Cancer, available on line https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html
NBC News, Johnson & Johnson Case: Can Talcum Powder Really Cause Cancer? (May 3, 2016) available online http://www.nbcnews.com/…news/johnson-johnson-case-talcum-powder-really-cause-ca…