Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day

World Ovarian Cancer Day is observed on May 8th each year, to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer, its symptoms, risk factors, and the importance of early detection and personalized treatment. Ovarian cancer is one of the most common gynecological cancers that ranks third after cervical and uterine cancer with high incidence in Asian women (9.2 per 100,000), with poor prognosis and high mortality rate.

In our biobank, we observe most ovarian cancer cases are detected at a young age with a median age of only 53 years, and in most cases cancer had already advanced and spread to both ovaries, bilateral cancer. If they had been detected earlier, they could have been cured as the cure rate for ovarian cancer is >80% if detected at early stage.

Epidemiology of ovarian cancer, June 2020

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