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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention



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Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women in the United States, accounting for 4% of cancer diagnoses, or about 25,400 new cases each year. It is also the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related mortality. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of breast cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   ovaries, women, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, cancer diagnoses

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