Did you know that in the United States, one in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer within their lifetime? With the goal of early detection, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is aimed at spreading awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease. The risk of ovarian cancer increases with age, peaking around age 70, which makes the senior community a high-risk population. Over 50 percent of new cases are diagnosed after age 65, and over 70 percent of deaths from cancer occur in this same age group. The good news is that if ovarian cancer is detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is over 93%. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are easily confused with benign ailments, therefore education is key.