Description: Figure 1 shows an estimate that the annual number of new ovarian cancer cases will almost double (to 40,000) over the next 35 years as the women of the baby boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964) reach the ages of highest risk.

Figure 1Projected ovarian cancer incidence and mortality for 2010 to 2050

From: 1, Introduction and Methods

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