Ovarian cancer

 Canadian Statistics for 2016

Incidence* 2,800 new cases 8th highest incidence by cancer
in women
Mortality by cancer* 1,750 deaths 5th highest mortality by cancer
in women
Risk of developing cancer† 1.4% 1 in 71 women
Risk of dying from cancer† 1.1% 1 in 91 women
*: Estimated number of cases or deaths by cancer for 2016.
†: Lifetime probability of developing or dying from cancer.
Source:
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016

 Important Fact

Buried deep within the abdomen, the ovaries are difficult to examine. It is for this reason that ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at a later stage. While research is being done to improve treatment, the prognosis remains closely linked to early detection by experienced teams.

 Risk Factors

  • family history of ovarian cancer
  • presence of a genetic mutation
  • no pregnancies
For more information:

Types of cancer
Causes - Risk Factors
Signs and symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatments
Prognosis
References

 


 

 


Ovarian cancer

The five-year relative survival ratio is now 44%.



$7,212,648
granted by the Cancer Research Society since 2009.



Funded projects for Ovarian cancer

Years

Projects

Amount

2016-2018

4

$480,000

2015-2017

6

$720,000

2014-2016

8

$960,000

2013-2015

7

$840,000

2012-2014

5

$599,850

2011-2013

3

$3,023,098

2010-2012

4

$469,700

2009-2011

1

$120,000

Total

38

$7,212,648

KEY DISCOVERIES