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Long-Term Survival of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Identifying patient characteristics

Long-term survivors of epithelial ovarian cancer share many characteristics such as younger age, early stage detection, low-grade, and non-serious histology but others who survived more than 10 years also included women with high-risk cancer in a study of 11,541 patients which compared long-term survivors with 3 other cohorts: those who had survived less than 2 years, at least 2 but no more than 5 years; and at least 5 but no more than 10 years. The study showed:

• 31% of the patients survived more than 10 years.

• 26% of women younger than 50 years survived more than 10 years.

• 6% of women older than 75 years survived more than 10 years.

Citation: Cress RD, Chen YS, Morris CR, Petersen M, Leiserowitz GS. Characteristics of long-term survivors of epithelial ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol 2015;0:1-7. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000981.