There are many different types of cancer as you know, and some of them are more common than others. While ovarian cancer isn't one of the most common among women, it is still a very present and powerful form of the disease. In fact, it is one of the most deadly, yet thankfully the cases of ovarian cancer are only approximately three percent of all cancer diagnoses for women. That's a staggering statistic to take in, but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of hope.
What's unfortunate, too, is that there are often younger women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If you're wondering how that statistic mentioned earlier translates into real numbers, that would mean a little over 22,000 new ovarian cancer diagnoses this year. How many deaths will be caused by this cancer this year? The answer would be a little over 14,000.
While it's the most deadly reproductive cancer (mainly due to the fact that it usually does not produce early symptoms), it's not the most deadly cancer. There are four other types ahead of ovarian cancer. It was mentioned that this cancer can affect younger women, but it should be mentioned as well that it's more prevalent with older women. Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?
Maybe it's you that has been given the diagnosis, and you've been reading up on stats, treatments and more. Did you know that ovarian cancer has actually been on the decline in recent years? There are also different ways in which this cancer presents itself, and this has to be taken into consideration when looking at the statistics and individual diagnosis.
If you haven't been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and you're wanting to know your risk, as a woman it's about 1 in 75. That may seem pretty high, but remember it's not exactly a more prevalent type of cancer among women. There are other stats to look at, and have you seen how they compare to stats for other types of cancers?
It's always important not only to know this type of information but information about cancer prevention as well. How can you better protect yourself against the risks? Cancer of all types affects so many different people of all ages, and that can sometimes be very disheartening. Whether or not you have been diagnosed yourself or not, you've been affected by people you know having been diagnosed. Take heart, however, because many new advancements in cancer treatment are being made each and every day.