An estimated 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States were anticipated in 1991 and 13,000 deaths due to this lesion. It is estimated that about 1 of every 70 newborn girls (1.4%) will develop ovarian cancer during their lifetime. This neoplasm accounts for 4% of all cancers among women and 27% of the cancers of the female reproductive system. Although ovarian cancer ranks second in incidence among gynecologic cancers, it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
KeywordsOvarian Cancer Ovarian Tumor Corpus Luteum Gynecologic Cancer Female Reproductive System
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