Ovarian Cancer: Black Women & The Survival Gap

side profile of african american woman(BlackDoctor.org) — Ovarian cancer is a serious and under-recognized threat to women’s health. Though it is more prevalent in white women, African American women are more likely to die from it than any other race. Currently, 50% of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer die from it within five years; among African American women, only 46% survive five years or more.

What you need to know

  • 90% of women are able to be cured because of earlier detection.