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Ovarian cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used 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.

An estimated 2,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. An estimated 1,750 will die from the disease.

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

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Establishing a national caregivers strategy

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The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.

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