By 2040, the number of women around the world diagnosed with ovarian cancer will rise almost 47% to 434,184 according to the latest estimates. The number of women dying from ovarian cancer each year is projected to increase to 293,039.
Five-year ovarian cancer survival rates vary between countries. For example, in more developed countries, current rates range from 36% to 46%. However, in some countries the figure is much lower. Overall, survival rates fall well below that for other cancers, like breast cancer, where five-year survival rates in many countries are close to 90%.
Ovarian cancer is a global concern and much more needs to be done to tackle this disease on all fronts.