Ovarian Cancer

The UKs ovarian cancer incidence rate is higher than that of its European neighbours. The rate of newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer in the UK is 16 per 100,000 of the population compared to the European average of 12.6 per 100,000. In comparison to the other EURO4 countries, the UK has the highest incidence rate for ovarian cancer.

EUCAN, Cancer factsheets, 2012. Available at http://eco.iarc.fr/EUCAN

The UK mortality rate for ovarian cancer is 8.4 per 100,000 while the average in Europe is 7.4 per 100,000. Compared to the other EURO4 countries, the UKs mortality rate for ovarian cancer is the highest.

World Health Organisation, Cancer Mortality database, 2012. Available at http://www-dep.iarc.fr/WHOdb/WHOdb.htm

The UK five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is the lowest in Europe at 34%. It is 6% lower than the European average and 13% lower than Portugal, which has the best five-year survival rate for this cancer.

EUROCARE, database 5, 2014. Available at http://www.eurocare.it/Database/tabid/77/Default.aspx
EUROCARE, Data and methods, 2014. Available at https://w3.iss.it/site/EU5Results/docs/Documentation_on_data_and_methods.pdf