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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Raised When Celebrities Reveal Illness

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She told ABC in the video above that she had no symptoms, which is why she's particularly passionate about raising awareness about early detection.”

Miller documented her condition on her personal website.

Other notable facts about ovarian cancer are:

• A woman's risk of ovarian cancer is about 1 in 75 during her lifetime

• Ovarian cancer is more common in white women than African-American women

• Ovarian cancer mainly develops in older women

• More than half of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years of age or older

• Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women

• A chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100

Sources:

Klein, Sarah. "Famous Faces And Families Who Have Been Touched By Ovarian Cancer." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Web. 07 Sept. 2015.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/celebrities-ovarian-cancer_n_1370768.html

"What Are the Key Statistics about Ovarian Cancer?" American Cancer Society. Web. 07 Sept. 2015.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-key-statistics

Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. American Cancer Society. Web. 07 Sept. 2015.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-signs-and-symptoms

Reviewed September 8, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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