Ovarian cancer can develop in one or both ovaries. About 1 in 55 women is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime (compared to 1 in 8 diagnosed with breast cancer). However, because ovarian cancer is often not discovered until it has spread beyond the ovary, it is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. (after lung, breast, colon and pancreatic cancer). Diagnosis at an early stage greatly increases a woman's chance of survival. It is therefore critical that both women and their health care providers recognize the symptoms of this disease.
Learn More About Ovarian Cancer
NYS Ovarian Cancer Program Overview
- Dear Colleague Letter - Information for Gastroenterologists about Ovarian Cancer
- What the Gastroenterologist Needs to Know about Ovarian Cancer
- NYS Ovarian Cancer Awareness Poster