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The cure rates and survival statistics for ovarian cancer are related to the stage and type of ovarian cancer. Those patients whose tumors respond well to chemotherapy will do much better than those women who have cancers that don't respond well to chemotherapy. New stage system is here, here, and here

 
FIGO Stage Incidence 10 Year Survival Rate
I 20% 73%
II 5% 45%
III 58% 21%
IV 17% <5%



Some data on survival are noted here, here, here, here and here and here



 
 

 

Response to Modern Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer (1999 Review)
Stage Complete Response Relapse Free Time Median Survival Long Term Survival
IA,IB, gr 1,2 100% na na > 95%
IC, II, gr 3, clear cell 100% na 77% at 5 years 85%
optimal (1cm) III 80-90% 22 months 50 - 55 months 35 - 40%
adv III or IV 50% 18 months 28 - 36 months 10%


There is evidence that the cure rates for ovarian cancer are improving:
 

Year Interval 5 Year Survival
1988 - 1991 33%
1992 - 1996 45%
1997 - 2001 53%