What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a type of female cancer that affects the ovaries. Nicknamed the silent cancer, its symptoms are often seen as harmless and ignored by women. For this reason it is often diagnosed late, which greatly reduces the chances of survival.
|Women affected by ovarian cancer||All of Canada||2600|
Women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer
|All of Canada||1700|
|93%||The survival rate of ovarian cancer diagnosed early|
|10-30%||The survival rate of ovarian cancer diagnosed late|
|70%||The proportion of women that are affected who will be diagnosed with an advanced stage of ovarian cancer (stage 3-4). This reduces their chances of survival.|