Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late and that is why this second most common gynecological cancer is with the highest mortality rate.
This disease mostly affects women from Europe, particularly from Eastern and Northern Europe and is sixth most common cancer in European women as in 2012 there were 65.000 patients.
Each year about 250.000 women get cancer. Only half of them live up to 5 years from the day they are diagnosed with cancer. And the reason is because is discovered too late. But, if detected on time even 95% of women can be saved.
This cancer more often develops in women in their 50s or older but this is not a strict rule and can appear in women at any age. 50% are women at the age of 65 and older.