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Ovarian Cancer Trends

Note: The word “significantly” below refers to statistical significance. 2010 is the latest year for which data are available.

Incidence Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, incidence of ovarian cancer has—

  • Decreased significantly by 2.2% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.3% per year among white women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.5% 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 1.6% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Mortality Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, deaths from ovarian cancer have—

  • Decreased significantly by 1.8% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.8% per year among white women.
  • Remained level among black women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.2% per year among Hispanic* women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Remained level among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Data source: Kohler, BA, Sherman RL, Howlader N, Jemal, A, Ryerson AB, Henry KA, Boscoe, FP, Cronin KA, Lake A, Noone, A-M, Henley, SJ, Eheman, CR, Anderson, RN, Penberthy, L. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2011, featuring incidence of breast cancer subtypes by race/ethnicity, poverty, and state. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015;107(6):djv048.

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

*Mortality data for Hispanic excludes the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Carolina.

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