Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer Ovary Outlook

What to expect with ovarian cancer:

  • About 75 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will survive longer than 5 years if their cancers are treated before the cancer has spread beyond the ovaries.
  • If the cancer has spread to nearby regions in the pelvis, the survival rate drops to 50 percent.
  • If the cancer has spread to sites outside the pelvis, the survival rate is only 10 percent.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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