About 1 in 75 US women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer
What is ovarian cancer?
This particular type of cancer attacks the ovaries, a reproductive organ specific to females.
Diagnosed in 2004. Currently surviving and taking treatments.
Although it is not known whether or not she has cancer, her mother and aunt have died suffering from ovarian cancer.
Died at the age of 37 due to ovarian cancer.
All About Ovarian Cancer!
A few symptoms of ovarian cancer are bloating, fatigue, and abdominal pain. According to the American Cancer Society, obese women (with a BMI of at least 30) have a higher chance of developing cancer, but women who have gone through a hysterectomy are less likely to.
Treatments/ Survival Rates
A five-year survival rate is the chances of a person surviving five years after being diagnosed. The five-year survival rate of having a stage I ovarian stromal tumor is 95%. Treatments can range from surgery to chemotherapy to radiation therapy. Most likely you will take more than one treatment.