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Ovarian Cancer Trends

Note: The word “significantly” below refers to statistical significance. 2012 is the latest year for which data are available.

Incidence Trends

From 2003 to 2012 in the United States, the incidence rate of ovarian cancer—

  • Decreased significantly by 2.0% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.1% per year among white women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.3% per year among black women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.1% per year among Hispanic women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Decreased significantly by 0.9% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Mortality Trends

From 2003 to 2012 in the United States, the death rate from ovarian cancer—

  • Decreased significantly by 2.1% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.1% per year among white women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.6% per year among black women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.4% per year among Hispanic women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.3% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Data source: Ryerson AB, Eheman CR, Altekruse SF, Ward JW, Jemal A, Sherman RL, Henley SJ, Holtzman D, Lake A, Noone AM, Anderson RN, Ma J, Ly KN, Cronin KA, Penberthy L, Kohler BA. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2012, featuring the increasing incidence of liver cancer Cancer 2016;122(9):10.1002/cncr.29936.

Note: Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

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