Cervical Cancer: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2014

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many women are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

This year, an estimated 12,900 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. It is estimated that 4,100 deaths from the disease will occur this year.

The five-year survival rate is the percentage of women who survive at least five years after the cancer is found. For all stages of cervical cancer, the five-year survival rate is 68%. When detected at an early stage, the five-year survival rate for women with invasive cervical cancer is 91%. If cervical cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs and/or the regional lymph nodes, the five-year survival rate is 57%. If the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the five-year survival rate is 16%.

Cancer survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of cancer in the United States each year, so the actual risk for a particular individual may be different. It is not possible to tell a woman how long she will live with cervical cancer. Because survival statistics are often measured in multi-year intervals, they may not represent advances made in the treatment or diagnosis of this cancer. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2015.

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