Any type of cancer can be scary, and you immediately are going to want to find out everything you can that will help you. From treatments to lifestyle changes to survival rates and alternative medicine, people search every corner. Have you recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? If so, then you’re full of questions. Let me tell you, those doctors are full of questions, too.
They still aren’t sure exactly what the causes are for ovarian cancer. They do think it has to do with genetics, and they also think another link could be an increase in hormones. How many women would you think can say that they have been diagnosed with this type of cancer this year along with you? It might help you to know that there are going to be around 20,000 other women who can say they have been diagnosed this year like you. Of course, that’s a high number of women, and as with other forms of cancer, there is a great concern and push for cancer research when it comes to ovarian cancer.
Don’t let the numbers get you down because you’re a survivor. It’s unfortunate that so many women die from ovarian cancer each year. Without looking at the survival rates, you can look at two numbers and get a clear picture of how bad a problem ovarian cancer is in this country. Some cancers are more deadly than others, and while ovarian cancer isn’t the deadliest, the numbers aren’t so good. For example, take the year 2012.
There were 20,785 ovarian cancer diagnoses during 2012, and now consider the fact that there were over 14,000 deaths from ovarian cancer in the same year. Another statistic about ovarian cancer is out of all the cancer diagnoses, only three percent of them are ovarian cancer. That just shows you how bad cancer is getting and that we need to do something about it. If you have ovarian cancer, search out everything you can to help and spread the word about what you find.