Survival rates are that which tells you what percentage of people with the same age and stage of cancer are still alive for a certain period of time after they have been diagnosed. The survival rate mentioned cannot serve as an indicator of how long the patient will live, but it may help the patient in understanding if the treatment will be successful or not.

What is a five-year survival rate?

The five-year survival rate is known as the percentage of people who live for five years after being diagnosed with cancer. For instance, a 5-year survival rate of 90% means 90 out of 100 people can live for five years after being initially diagnosed with cancer.

The survival rate of ovarian cancer patients by stage and type of cancer

Studies have shown that women younger than the age of 65 who have been diagnosed early with ovarian cancer have a better chance of survival. The other factor that studies have also shown is that patients who have been diagnosed with cancer at stage 1 have a better survival rate than those at stage 2, 3 and 4.

The survival rate for the different types of ovarian cancer, stage-wise.

Epithelial ovarian cancer. The five-year relative survival rate for patients diagnosed at:

  • stage 1 with epithelial ovarian cancer is 78%
  • stage 2 with epithelial ovarian cancer is 61%
  • stage 3 with epithelial ovarian cancer is 28%
  • stage 4 with epithelial ovarian cancer is 19%


Ovarian stromal tumors
. The five-year relative survival rate for patients diagnosed with ovarian stromal tumors at:

  • stage 1 is 99%
  • stage 2 is 79%
  • stage 3is 63%
  • stage 4 is 36%


Ovarian germ cell tumors
. The five-year relative survival rate for patients diagnosed at:

  • stage 1 with ovarian germ cell tumor is 98%
  • stage 2 with ovarian germ cell tumor is 90%
  • stage 3 with ovarian germ cell tumor is 87%
  • stage 4 is 64%


Fallopian tube carcinoma
. The five-year relative survival rate for patients diagnosed with fallopian tube carcinoma at:

  • stage 1 is 93%
  • stage 2 is 87%
  • stage 3 is 50%
  • stage 4 is 30%

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