September 10, 2023
Despite being considered a ‘rare’ disease, ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer-related death in Canadian women. Approximately 3,000 Canadians will be diagnosed in 2023; more than half will die within 5 years of diagnosis. While many individuals with ovarian cancer are living longer and better with advances in treatment and supportive care, 75% of patients continue to be diagnosed at a late stage (stage III or IV) and long-term survival rates have not changed in 50 years.
To learn more about Ovarian Cancer, read this article written by Alicia Tone, PhD, Scientific Advisor, Ovarian Cancer Canada.