Cancer Care

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer care for women.

Which gynecologic cancer has the highest recurrence rate?

Dr. Michael Guy explains high recurrence rates of gynecologic cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Cancers that are diagnosed at a later stage are those most likely to recur, regardless of the type of gynecological cancer, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Recurrence of ovarian cancer is highest among gynecologic cancers, according to the Society of Gynecologic OncologyOff Site Icon (SGO). Among early-stage ovarian cancer patients, the recurrence rate is about 25 percent, according to the SGO. The SGO states that among those patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer, the recurrence rate is more than 80 percent.

For more information about gynecologic cancer recurrence rates, talk with your doctor.

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Source content: Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Thomas Heck, MD, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Todd Hicks, MD, FACS, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Christopher Lutman, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology; Michael Guy, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology