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Cervical Cancer

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ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many women learn they have this type of cancer each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom.

This year, an estimated 12,360 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. It is estimated that 4,020 deaths from the disease will occur this year.

The one-year survival rate is the percentage of women who survive at least one year after the cancer is detected, excluding those who die from other disease .The one-year survival rate for women with cervical cancer is 87%.  The five-year survival rate is the percentage of women who survive at least five years after the cancer is detected, excluding those who die from other diseases. 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%.

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, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. 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 2014.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

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