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People who died from Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is a cancer that forms in an ovary. It results in abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. When this process begins, there may be no or only vague symptoms. Symptoms become more noticeable as the cancer progresses. These symptoms may include bloating, pelvic pain, abdominal swelling, and loss of appetite, among others. Common areas to which the cancer may spread include the lining of the abdomen, lining of the bowel and bladder, lymph nodes, lungs, and liver.

In 2012, ovarian cancer occurred in 239,000 women and resulted in 152,000 deaths worldwide. This makes it, among women, the seventh-most common cancer and the eighth-most common cause of death from cancer. The typical age of diagnosis is 63. Death from ovarian cancer is more common in North America and Europe than in Africa and Asia.

Notable figures

Notable women who have died from ovarian cancer include:

  • Glenda Adams
  • Marcheline Bertrand
  • Carol Bly
  • Clare Boylan
  • Tina Brozman
  • Jill Chaifetz
  • Caitlin Clarke
  • Alma Cogan
  • Claudia Cohen
  • Helen Cresswell
  • Sandy Dennis
  • Diana Dors
  • Sara Douglass
  • Ann Dunham
  • Patricia C. Dunn
  • Jeannie Ferris
  • Susan Fleetwood
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Nancy Graves
  • Marjorie Gross
  • Joan Hackett
  • Sharon Tyler Herbst
  • Madeline Kahn
  • Tomoko Kawakami
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Dixie Lee
  • Clarice Lispector
  • Wangari Maathai
  • Janet Margolin
  • Suzanne Mizzi
  • Anita Morris
  • Ursula Nordstrom
  • Laura Nyro
  • Alice Pearse
  • Gilda Radner
  • Judith Merkle Riley
  • Dinah Shore
  • Linda Smith
  • Jessica Tandy
  • Loretta Young

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