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Statistics about Ovarian Cancer

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Ovarian Cancer:

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Incidence (annual) of Ovarian Cancer: 23,300 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); about 1 in 57 women in the United States (NCI)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 11,673 or 0.01% or 23,300 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Ovarian Cancer: 23,300 per year, 1,941 per month, 448 per week, 63 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 23,300 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); about 1 in 57 women in the United States (NCI)

Lifetime risk for Ovarian Cancer: 1.4% lifetime risk; 1 in 108 women will develop ovarian cancer during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Ovarian Cancer: Rare Disease Status

Ovarian Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Incidence statistics about Ovarian Cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Ovarian Cancer:

  • 25,580 new cases for ovarian cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 25,580 new female cases for ovarian cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5,500 women in the UK 2001 (National Statistics, UK Government Census, 2001)
  • 2,300 new cases of ovarian cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 12 per 100,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 23,300 new cases in women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 1,201 new cases of ovarian cancer occurs in women in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Ovarian cancer accounted for 3.1% of all new cases of female cancer in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Ovarian cancer accounted for 12.0 new female cases per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1 in 108 women will develop ovarian cancer during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about incidence...»

Death and mortality statistics for Ovarian Cancer:

Deaths from Ovarian Cancer: 13,627 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Ovarian Cancer: 13,626 per year, 1,135 per month, 262 per week, 37 per day, 1 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 13,627 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death statistics for Ovarian Cancer:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Ovarian Cancer:

  • 13,900 deaths in women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 16,090 estimated deaths for ovarian cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 16,090 estimated female deaths for ovarian cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 1,950 deaths from ovarian cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 7 per 100,000 deaths from ovarian cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 1.3% of all female deaths was due to ovarian cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 852 women died from ovarian cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Ovarian cancer accounted for 780 female deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Ovarian cancer accounted for 5.1% of female cancer deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Ovarian cancer accounted for 7.6 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Deaths from Ovarian Cancer

While ovarian cancer accounts for fewer deaths than breast cancer, it still represents 4% of all female cancers. For some of the cases of both types of cancer, there is also a clear genetic link. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Survival rate statistics for Ovarian Cancer:

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Ovarian Cancer:

  • 52% of white people survive 5 years for ovarian cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 52% of African American people survive 5 years for ovarian cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 53% survive 5 years for ovarian cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 41.8% of people with ovarian cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for black women with ovarian cancer is 38.4% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white women with ovarian cancer is 41.6% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for women with ovarian cancer is 41.8% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 15-99 with ovarian cancer is 59.3% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 15-99 with ovarian cancer is 30.6% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 15-39 with ovarian cancer is 87% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 15-39 with ovarian cancer is 72% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 40-49 with ovarian cancer is 80% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 40-49 with ovarian cancer is 47% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 50-59 with ovarian cancer is 71% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 50-59 with ovarian cancer is 35% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 60-69 with ovarian cancer is 60% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 60-69 with ovarian cancer is 27% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 70-79 with ovarian cancer is 45% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 70-79 with ovarian cancer is 21% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 80-99 with ovarian cancer is 27% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 80-99 with ovarian cancer is 14% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
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Life Expectancy & Years of Life Lost for Ovarian Cancer

Average life years lost for Ovarian Cancer: 16.9 years (SEER)1

Society statistics for Ovarian Cancer

Hospitalization statistics for Ovarian Cancer:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Ovarian Cancer:

  • 0.27% (34,086) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of ovary required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of ovary were women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of ovary required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of ovary occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of ovary occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of ovary were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.2% (104,750) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.034% (4,375) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of ovary required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of ovary were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of ovary required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of ovary occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of ovary occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of ovary were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.044% (23,277) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of ovary in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Ovarian Cancer. The term 'prevalence' of Ovarian Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Ovarian Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Ovarian Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Ovarian Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes: 1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

 

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