About Ovarian Cancer
The Silent Killer
Ovarian cancer is also called ‘The Silent Killer’ because the disease has very non-specific symptoms that can be easily confused with other, less serious, diagnoses. Therefore, the disease is too often discovered too late, ie. when the cancer has spread and the possibilities for a cure are very poor. Very few are cured – and this is not how it should be – more research is needed to cure women. Ovarian cancer has a very low survival rate, and every year 550 Danish women are diagnosed with the disease. That equates to 1.5 women a day.