The five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is around 45.6 percent as of 2015, according to the National Cancer Institute. Survival rates depend largely on the stage of the ovarian cancer on initial diagnosis. The earlier the diagnosis, the higher the rate of survival.
The survival rate for localized ovarian cancer is much higher, with a five-year survival rate of 92.1 percent, states the National Cancer Institute. A regional ovarian cancer diagnosis where cancer has spread to a different part of the body has a five-year survival rate of 73.2 percent, while distant ovarian cancer survival rates fall to just 28.3 percent. An estimated 21,290 new diagnoses of ovarian cancer and around 14,180 deaths from the disease are likely in 2015.