Cervical Cancer Facts and Statistics
Cervical cancer is most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 35-44, and the median age at diagnosis is 50.
The five-year relative survival rate for cervical cancer is 66%. When cervical cancer is found earlier, there is a better chance of survival five years after diagnosis. Forty-four percent of cervical cancers are diagnosed at the local stage (cancer is confined to the cervix), and the five-year relative survival rate for localized cervical cancer is 92%. However, the five-year relative survival rate for regional (cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes) cervical cancer is 58% and for distant (cancer has metastasized) cervical cancer is 18%.
In the United States:
- 14,480 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year
- 4,290 women die from cervical cancer each year
- 293,394 women are currently living with cervical cancer
- Cervical cancer represents 0.8% of all new cancer cases, making it relatively rare compared to other types of cancer
Cervical cancer is much more common worldwide, with an estimated 604,127 new cases diagnosed in 2020.