Ovarian cancer preventability statistics
Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women in the UK.
Ovarian cancer incidence
In 2013, 7,027 women were diagnosed with cancer of the ovaries. This type of cancer does not affect men, as they do not have ovaries.
Ovarian cancer mortality
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in women in the UK. In 2013, 4,100 women died of ovarian cancer.
Scientists estimate the following proportion of cases of ovarian cancer could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:
|Lifestyle factor||Increase or decrease risk?||Approximate % preventable|