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Cervical Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to 1 person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for cervical cancer?

Here are some statistics about cervical cancer:

  • About 13,240 women will find out they have invasive cervical cancer in 2018.

  • In 2018, about 4,170 women will die from cervical cancer.

  • The number of new cases of cervical cancer has gone down over the past few decades. This is due to more women having regular Pap tests.

  • Nearly all women with cervical cancer have been infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the virus that causes genital warts.

  • The death rate from cervical cancer has gone down over the past few decades. This is partly due to early detection as a result of Pap tests.

Source:  American Cancer Society (ACS)

Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016
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