In the United States, ovarian cancer accounts for around 3 percent of cancers in women.
On average, 11.5 in every 100,000 people in the U.S. developed ovarian cancer each year between 2010 and 2014. By 2014, around 222,060 women had had an ovarian cancer diagnosis during their lifetime.
A woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer is 1 in 78. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimate that about 22,240 women in the U.S. will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2018.
Statistics suggest that ovarian cancer is gradually becoming less common. According to the ACS, the rate of diagnosis of ovarian cancer has steadily declined over the past 20 years.