Posted September 15, 2018 09:12:49 While women are more likely than men to have ovarian cancer, the difference is not statistically significant, according to a new study.
Researchers say the difference in risk may be driven by the difference between the age at which a woman gets diagnosed with ovarian cancer and when it is first diagnosed.
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and can affect anyone, with the disease being most common in women.
The disease is the most deadly of the 20 most common cancer types.
Women in the 20-year age range are most at risk for developing ovarian cancer.
That’s when ovarian cancer begins to spread and can lead to life-threatening symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who led the study, say the most important factor behind this difference may be how a woman is diagnosed.
“There is an age at diagnosis of about 20 years in men and about 25 in women,” said Dr. Karen Schaffner, an assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at the university.
“This difference is most apparent in men, but the difference may also be in women with the same diagnosis, who are more often diagnosed in the second or third decade of life.”
The researchers say their study found that about one in 10 women in their study had ovarian cancer by the time they were 40.
Women in this age group are also more likely in the United States to have had at least one ovarian cancer diagnosis, with about 15 per cent of women reporting having more than one ovarian tumor.
This is consistent with a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that among women with cancer in their 40s, 20 per cent had ovarian cancers by age 50.
Researchers believe that the difference could be explained by the fact that older women are also at higher risk for ovarian cancer as the disease progresses.
Women also tend to live longer than men, with those with a median life expectancy of 81.5 years compared to 80.6 for women over 50, according the report.
The researchers also note that older men are less likely to be screened for ovarian cancers, so it is not uncommon for older women to have more ovarian cancers.
“Our findings also suggest that there are other risk factors that may explain the age difference in ovarian cancer,” Schaffler said.
“These factors include a more prevalent risk for the disease in women, such as a history of hormone replacement therapy and a higher prevalence of ovarian tumors, which may be a reflection of the age of the patient and the age distribution of the tumor.”
Schaffner said there are many factors that affect the progression of ovarian cancers and that further research is needed to better understand this.
“We don’t yet know what the relationship is between these risk factors and ovarian cancer risk,” she said.
While the study was observational, the researchers say that the study’s results are consistent with earlier research showing that older people are more at risk than younger people for ovarian disease.
“Older women are less able to control ovarian cancer in general, and this may be due to a higher proportion of patients presenting with a higher risk of ovarian malignancy,” Schuffner said.