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Incidence of ovarian cancer

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The lifetime risk of a woman in the UK developing cancer of the ovary is 1.4%. Currently in the UK this is a higher incidence than cancer of the cervix (lifetime risk: 1.25%) and uterine/endometrial cancer (lifetime risk: 1.1%) but not as frequent as breast cancer (lifetime risk: 7%).


With regard to the time of occurrence of the disease, the disease is very rare in early life and slowly increases in incidence to peak in the age range 50-70 years.

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