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Endometrial Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account a person's own risk factors. These may include family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider. 

What are the statistics for endometrial cancer?

Here are some statistics about endometrial cancer:  

  • About 61,380 women will be told they have uterine cancer in 2017. About 92% of these cases will be endometrial cancer.

  • About 10,920 women will die of cancer of the uterus in 2017.

  • The rates of endometrial cancer are slightly higher in white women. But African-American women have a higher risk of dying from it.

  • Most endometrial cancer (67%) is diagnosed at an early stage. This is due to bleeding after menopause. Tell a healthcare provider right away about any bleeding or spotting you don’t expect.


Source: American Cancer Society

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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