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Lecture to offer details on detecting ovarian cancer
Sacramento Bee

A free lecture on ovarian cancer will be held Wednesday in Sacramento. More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and about 15,000 women die annually from the disease, according to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Most cases are diagnosed in their later stages, according to the group’s website, when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is more than 90 percent.