1 in 71 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the ovary. Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas (cancer beginning in the cells on the surface of the ovary) or malignant germ cell tumors (cancer beginning in egg cells). 

According to estimates from the American Cancer Society for the US in 2016:

22,280

14,240

women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer

women will die from ovarian cancer

RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS

Bloating that is persistent

Eating less and feeling fuller

Abdominal pain

Trouble with your bladder

Did you know that the Pap Smear does NOT test for ovarian cancer?

Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer Society

 

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