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Uterine cancer statistics

Uterine Stats Doughnut

  • 8,475 women in the UK were diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2011.
  • There were 2,025 deaths from uterine cancer in the UK in 2012.
  • 78% of adult uterine cancer patients diagnosed in 2010-2011 in England and Wales are predicted to survive ten or more years.
  • 37% of uterine cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.

Stats, info and publications

See our Key Stats for a summary of the main stats and information.

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality, Survival and Risk factors.

Download our publications about these statistics: 

The latest statistics available for uterine cancer in the UK are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012 and survival 2010-2011. Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD codes for uterine cancer are ICD-10 C54-C55, which includes cancers of the corpus uteri (or body of uterus [C54]) and cancers of the uterus where the part is unspecified (C55). 

Uterine cancer is sometimes called womb cancer, and is occasionally reported as body of the uterus (C54) alone. 

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and (unless otherwise stated) include all adults (15-99) diagnosed, at all ages, stages and co-morbidities. The survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics. If you are a patient, please see our CancerHelp UK pages.

Survival by stage is not yet routinely available for the UK due to inconsistencies in the collecting and recording of staging data in the past. Survival by stage is available for the former Anglia Cancer Network in the east of England, however.  The former Anglia Cancer Network covers around 5% of the population of England and may not be representative of the country as a whole due to differences in underlying demographic factors (such as age, deprivation or ethnicity), as well as variation in local healthcare provision standards and policies.

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available. 


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. 

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Updated: 10 December 2014