Five-Year Survival Rates for Ovarian Cancer at Cedars-Sinai, Nationally and in California

The following charts describe the percentage of people who have survived ovarian cancer for five years. Each chart shows survival rates for a specific stage of ovarian cancer. The charts compare survival rates for women with ovarian cancer treated at Cedars-Sinai, at hospitals across the nation and at hospitals throughout California.

When a doctor diagnoses a patient with cancer, he or she also describes the stage of the disease. Defining the stage of the disease is based on the size of the tumor, how contained it is,  whether it appears to have spread from its original site and, if so, how fair it has spread. The lower the stage, the earlier the cancer has been detected. The earlier a cancer is detected and treated the better the patient's chances are for a recovery.

Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates

The chart below shows the percentage of women diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer who survived five years from their diagnosis. The chart reflects patients treated from 1998 to 2002.  The shaded gray area shows patients treated at Cedars-Sinai. The solid black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women with ovarian cancer treated at hospitals across the nation. The dashed black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women treated in hospitals in California.

Stage 2 Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates

The chart below shows the percentage of women diagnosed with Stage 2 ovarian cancer who survived five years from their diagnosis. The shaded gray area shows patients treated at Cedars-Sinai. The solid black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women with ovarian cancer treated at hospitals across the nation. The dashed black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women treated in hospitals in California.

Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates

The chart below shows the percentage of women diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer who survived five years from their diagnosis. According to Beth Y. Karlan, MD, director of the Women's Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, this is the stage when women with ovarian cancer are most often diagnosed. Survival rates for women with ovarian cancer at this stage is notably higher at Cedars-Sinai than at other hospitals around California and the nation.

The shaded gray area shows patients treated at Cedars-Sinai. The solid black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women with ovarian cancer treated at hospitals across the nation. The dashed black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women treated in hospitals in California.

Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates

The chart below shows the percentage of women diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer who survived five years from their diagnosis. Stage 4 ovarian cancer is the most serious type of ovarian cancer. The shaded gray area shows patients treated at Cedars-Sinai. The solid black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women with ovarian cancer treated at hospitals across the nation. The dashed black line shows the average five-year survival rates for women treated in hospitals in California.