Diem Brown – MTV reality star, cancer warrior and patient advocate - was only 34 years old when she died after a long battle with ovarian cancer on November 14. She was first diagnosed at 23 years old, and again in 2012. Her tragic story has put a spotlight on ovarian cancer and raised awareness.
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. There are about 250,000 women diagnosed each year and about 140,000 deaths from ovarian cancer each year. A woman’s risk of getting this type of cancer is about 1 in 73 and her risk of dying from it is about 1 in 100.