Women's Health

Ovarian Cancer: How Early Detection Saved This Woman’s Life

Many women are not as lucky as Cann

Cann’s story is unfortunately not a common one either. It turns out most of the time, women don’t do well with ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer Action, a research charity, has found that for nearly a third of all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it’s discovered too late.

With a later diagnosis in more advanced stages, the survival expectancy drops drastically. The numbers are discouraging. Women diagnosed in stage one have a 90 percent chance to survive while only four percent survive when diagnosed at stage four.

Based on their studies, the Ovarian Cancer Action chief executive Katherine Taylor says that compared to the other four gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer kills more women than all these cancers combined.