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Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Risk of Death from Ovarian Cancer – 1 in 95 Women

September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 

SPRINGFIELD – Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer death.  A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer is 1 in 67, and her risk of dying from it is 1 in 95.  During September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Illinois Department of Public Health encourages everyone to educate the women in their lives about the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

“Many women with ovarian cancer do not experience any symptoms, which makes it difficult to detect and the cancer is often in an advanced stage...
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 September 2011 09:40 Read more...

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