February 28th is Rare Disease Day®.
Ovarian Cancer is a Rare Disease!
Rare Disease Day is an
annual awareness day dedicated to raising the understanding of rare
diseases and calling attention to the special challenges faced by patients and
These gynecologic cancers,
Ovarian epithelial cancer
Ovarian germ cell tumor
Ovarian low malignant potential tumor
Ovarian small cell carcinoma
are considered RARE by NIH's Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. In the US, diseases that affect less than 200,000 people are considered rare. In 2022, roughly 19,880 women in the US will be diagnosed with Ovarian cancer.
Why is this Day important?
You may find additional information about Rare Disease Day on the NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc website .
Do you have a rare disease? What would you like others to know about your disease?