Ovarian Cancer: did you know?

*Data from Global Cancer Statistics 2020. 

How many women are diagnosed?

Worldwide about 314.000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, approximately 207.000 women die from the disease*. In Lena's home country: Sweden, the statistics are even worse, about 700 women are diagnosed and 550 die. >70% are diagnosed at later stages (stage 3 and 4)

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*Data from Global Cancer Statistics 2020. 

What is the focus in research?

Survival rates increase dramatically if ovarian cancer is diagnosed early. Hence, many research projects focus early diagnose by identifying biomarkers, better understanding disease progression, women at risk etc. The relapse risk is high, therefore research is also focused on finding better and more efficient treatments for those already affected.

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*Data from Global Cancer Statistics 2020. 

What are the symptoms?

- Quickly feeling full 

- Bloating

- Weight loss

- Discomfort in the pelvic area

- Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation

- A frequent need to urinate

Early detection can be difficult because symptoms can be mild and vague and could apply to a variety of less serious conditions. Always consult your doctor if symptoms are new or persistent.

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*Data from Global Cancer Statistics 2020