Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of mortality from gynecologic cancers in the United States. In 2009, an estimated 21,550 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,600 will die of the disease.1 It is the fifth most common cancer in women in the United States, and the fourth most common cause of death from malignancy2 (Fig. 1-1). In the United States, an estimated 1 in 72 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime (Table 1-1), and 1 in 100 will die from the disease.
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