How many women get ovarian cancer?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer
- About 14,230 deaths from ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women (not counting skin cancer). It ranks fifth as the cause of cancer death in women. It is more common in white women than African-American women. About half of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years or older.
A woman’s risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer in her lifetime is about 1 in 72. Her lifetime chance of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100. (These statistics don’t count low malignant potential ovarian tumors.)
Last Medical Review: 04/22/2013
Last Revised: 04/22/2013