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.

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