Ovarian cancer was the most common cause of gynaecological cancer death and the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death among women in 2006. Although the prognosis for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer was relatively poor compared with a number of other cancers, the prognosis has improved over time. These and other data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of ovarian cancer in Australia including how ovarian cancer rates differ by age, Indigenous status, country of birth, socioeconomic status and geographical area.
ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 996 6; Cat. no. CAN 48; 136pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2010. Ovarian cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010. Cancer series 52. Cat. no. CAN 48. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468331>.