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September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What Everyone Should Know about Ovarian Cancer

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.

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