Ovarian Cancer Malpractice
Ovarian Cancer Statistics:
In the United States, females have a 1.4 to 1.5% (1 out
of 70 women) chance of developing ovarian cancer at some point in their
lives. The incidence is higher in older women. More than half of the
deaths from ovarian cancer occur in women between 55 and 74 years of
age. Approximately one quarter of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women
between 35 and 54 years of age.
sense of pelvic heaviness
Signs and tests:
Physical examination may reveal increased abdominal girth and /or ascites (fluid within the abdominal cavity). Pelvic examination may reveal an ovarian or abdominal mass.
The 5-year survival rate for all stages is 35 to 38%. If, however, diagnosis is made early in the disease, 5-year survival rates can reach 85%.
It is important to discuss any symptoms early with your doctor. See Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and what to look for in the early stages.
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