September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: September 1, 2024

“Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 87. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 130. (These statistics don’t count low malignant potential ovarian tumors.) This cancer mainly develops in older women. About half of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years or older. It is more common in White women than Black women. Ovarian cancer diagnoses have been slowly falling over the past few decades. This is likely due to more use of oral contraceptives and less use of menopausal hormone therapy. Fewer women are dying of ovarian cancer as well, likely due to better treatments and fewer women being diagnosed.” – American Cancer Society

Ovarian Cancer – American Cancer Society

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Basic Information About Ovarian Cancer
Basic Information About Ovarian Cancer (Spanish)

Ovarian Cancer – Mayo Clinic
Ovarian Cancer – Office on Women’s Health
Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer – info for patients – National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
Ovarian Cancer – MedlinePlus

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
Patients Resources
Living With Ovarian Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Tell Every Amazing Lady (T.E.A.L.) About Ovarian Cancer.

CWNY’s list of resources on Gynecologic Cancers – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of Cancer Support Groups – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)