ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many women are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
This year, an estimated 12,990 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
It is estimated that 4,120 deaths from the disease will occur this year.
The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of women live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for women with cervical cancer is 68%. The 10-year survival rate is 64%. However, survival rates depend on many factors, including the stage of cervical cancer that is diagnosed.
When detected at an early stage, the 5-year survival rate for women with invasive cervical cancer is 92%. If cervical cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs and/or the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 57%. If the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 17%.
It is important to remember that statistics on how many women survive this type of cancer are an estimate. The estimate comes from data based on thousands of women with this cancer in the United States each year. So, your own risk may be different. Doctors cannot say for sure how long any woman will live with cervical cancer. Also, experts measure the survival statistics every 5 years. This means that the estimate may not show the results of better diagnosis or treatment available for less than 5 years. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.
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