Gynecological Tumors (Except Breast Cancer)

  • H. Bender
  • H. Palmedo

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most frequent cause of cancer death in women and the leading cause of gynecological cancer deaths. More women die of ovarian cancer than from cervical and endometrial carcinoma combined. Roughly 20,000 new ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed every year in the United States and 12,000 women will die. Approximately 1 woman in 70 will develop the disease and about 1% of all female deaths are due to ovarian cancer. A steady increase in age-adjusted ovarian cancer death rates has been observed over the last 4 decades.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

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  • H. Bender
  • H. Palmedo

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