Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September 22, 2017

The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 22,440 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
  • About 14,080 women will die from ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer is about 1 in 75.

Data from the WHA Information Center collected from 2014-2016 showed there were 1,240 inpatient stays for ovarian cancer in Wisconsin and 25,300 outpatient visits, which included outpatient surgery, emergency room, observation and ancillary services over the same period of time.

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Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.

This story originally appeared in the September 22, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter