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Ovarian Cancer

SUSAN E. HANKINSON and KIM N. DANFORTH

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0052
Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women in the United States, accounting for 4% of cancer diagnoses, or about 25,400 new cases each year. It is also the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related mortality. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of breast cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: ovaries; women; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; cancer diagnoses

Chapter.  15987 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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