Ovarian Cancer

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.

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Some facts

Ovarian Cancer (2013)
Women affected by ovarian cancer All of Canada 2600
  Quebec 660

Women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer

All of Canada 1700
  Quebec 400
Survival Rates for Ovarian Cancer
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.

Discover the DOvEE Project - Detecting ovarian cancer early

The DOvEE Project is kindly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the McGill University Health Centre.

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