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Ovarian cancer statistics

Ovarian Stats Doughnut

  • 7,116 women in the UK were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011.
  • There were 4,271 deaths from ovarian cancer in the UK in 2012.
  • 42.9% of adult ovarian cancer patients in England survived their cancer for five years or more in 2005-2009.


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Facts for a summary of the main stats and information.

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality, Survival, Risk factors and Screening

Download our publications about these statistics:

The latest statistics available for ovarian cancer in the UK are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012 and survival 2005-2009. Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD codes for ovarian cancer are ICD-10 C56-C57 which includes cancer of the ovary (C56) and other and unspecified female genital organs (C57).

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and (unless otherwise stated) include all adults (15-99) diagnosed, at all ages, stages and co-morbidities. The survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics. If you are a patient, please see our CancerHelp UK pages

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available.


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. 

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Updated: 8 September 2014