September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and we're excited to share with you a special survivor story along with important advancements happening in prevention, treatment and patient care.
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths for women in the United States and is the most deadly of the gynecological cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. An estimated 19,880 women in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2022 and approximately 12,810 women will die from the disease this year.
To kick off this month, we have an exclusive interview with Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller, an ovarian cancer survivor and spokesperson for Our Way Forward, an ovarian cancer support and story-sharing platform for survivors. Then we'll look at exciting research on an innovative treatment that may lower the risk of the disease. Next, we'll turn our attention to a new joint initiative among major healthcare organizations to improve the quality of ovarian cancer patient care across the United States.
Finally, our team will attend the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance's national conference to provide you with a firsthand report on the cutting-edge research that is helping physicians identify this disease faster and treat it more effectively.