Burden of Disease

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women, with an estimated 22,000 new cases and 14,600 deaths in 2009 (SEER, 2009). Most women have non-localized disease at diagnosis. Risk factors for developing ovarian cancer include having a first- or second-degree relative with ovarian cancer, being a carrier of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, and taking estrogens after menopause. Oral contraceptive use and parity have a protective effect, reducing the risk of disease (Nelson et al., 2004b).

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