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Ovarian cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

It is estimated that in 2015:

  • 2,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
  • 1,750 women will die from ovarian cancer in Canada.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from ovarian cancer

Based on 2010 estimates, about 1 in 71 Canadian women is expected to develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 91 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.


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