Utah ranks 33rd in the nation for treating and caring for women with ovarian cancer, according to a recent report from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
The alliance ranked each state based on four categories: access to care, education, quality of life and research support based on a panel of experts in policy, women's health and oncology, ovarian cancer survivors, medical professionals and state legislators.
Utah was downgraded for not having state laws that cap ovarian cancer treatment co-payments or require cost parity for oral chemotherapy compared with other forms of chemotherapy. The state also lacks support groups for the disease and the state health plan does not cover ovarian cancer, according to the study results.
Utah tied for 33rd with Hawaii, while California finished first and Wyoming finished last.