Ovarian cancer: How common is the disease?
In the U.S., ovarian cancer is considered the fifth most fatal cancer among women, and the most fatal cancer caused by the female reproductive system. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), a woman’s risk of developing this serious medical condition during her lifetime is approximately 1 in 75.
In 2015, ACS estimated that there will be about 21,290 new cases of ovarian cancer. Tragically, ACS also estimated that approximately 14,180 women will die from the disease. As such, it is important for women, especially those who are over the age of 60 and those who are experiencing signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to get themselves tested for accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Unfortunately, some studies suggest that women who have undergone laparoscopic procedures involving a power morcellator are at higher risk of ovarian cancer. To know more about holding the manufacturers of this medical device accountable for these damages, speak with our team of power morcellator attorneys at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.