The likelihood of surviving ovarian cancer depends on how far it has spread. Nearly all women who are diagnosed and treated before the cancer spreads beyond the ovary survive at least five years. But only one-quarter of ovarian cancers are found at this stage.
About three-quarters of all ovarian cancer patients live at least one year after diagnosis. More than half live longer than five years. In general, older women with ovarian cancer have a poorer outlook than younger women.