Cervical cancer survival statistics

83% of women survive cervical cancer for at least one year, and this is predicted to fall to 67% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised Open a glossary item net survival  for patients diagnosed with cervical cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales.[1]

Cervical Cancer (C53), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011

1-Year Survival (%) 5-Year Survival (%) 10-Year Survival (%)
Women Net Survival 82.8 67.4 63.0
95% LCL 82.8 67.3 62.9
95% UCL 82.8 67.5 63.2

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item

Five- and ten-year survival is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model

Cervical cancer survival gradually continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 63% of women are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with cervical cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales.[1] Out of 20 common cancers in England and Wales, ten-year survival for cervical cancer ranks 8th highest overall (and 6th highest for females only). These high survival rates can be attributed in large part to cervical screening. Screening can detect cervical cancers at an early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.

Cervical Cancer (C53), Net Survival up to Ten Years after Diagnosis, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011

Survival for cervical cancer is reported in Scotland and Northern Ireland,[2,3] though it is difficult to make survival comparisons between countries due to different methodologies and criteria for including patients in analyses.

References

  1. Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Personal communication, 2014. 
  2. ISD Scotland. Trends in Cancer Survival 1983-2007
  3. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Incidence & Survival 1993-2012.
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Five-year survival for cervical cancer is highest in the youngest women and decreases with increasing age. Five-year net survival ranges from 90% in 15-39 year-olds to 25% in 80-99 year-olds for patients diagnosed with cervical cancer in England during 2007-2011.[1]

Cervical Cancer (C53), Five-Year Net Survival by Age, England, 2007-2011

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As with most cancers, survival for cervical cancer is improving. One-year age-standardised net survival has increased from 74% during 1971-1972 to 83% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference Open a glossary item of 9 percentage points.[1]

Cervical Cancer (C53), Age-Standardised One-Year Net Survival, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 1971-2011

Five- and ten-year survival has increased by an even greater amount than one-year survival since the early 1970s. Five-year age-standardised net survival for cervical cancer has increased from 52% during 1971-1972 to a predicted survival of 67% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference of 16 percentage points.[1]

Cervical Cancer (C53), Age-Standardised Five-Year Net Survival, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales. 1971-2011

Five-year survival for 2010-2011 is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model

Ten-year age-standardised net survival for cervical cancer has increased from 46% during 1971-1972 to a predicted survival of 63% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference of 17 percentage points.[1] Overall, more than 6 in 10 women diagnosed with cervical cancer today are predicted to survive their disease for at least ten years.

Cervical Cancer (C53), Age-Standardised Ten-Year Net Survival, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 1971-2011

Ten-year survival for 2005-2006 and 2010-2011 is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model

References

  1. Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine. Personal communication, 2014.
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Survival for cervical cancer is related to stage of the disease at diagnosis. The majority of patients are diagnosed at Stages I or II.

One-year relative survival for cervical cancer is highest for patients presenting at Stage I, with 99% of patients surviving their disease for at least one year for patients diagnosed during 2006-2010 in the former Anglia Cancer Network.[1] One-year survival is lowest for those diagnosed with Stage IV disease (35%). As very few patients are diagnosed at Stage III or IV, the one-year survival statistics have wide confidence limits and should therefore be interpreted with caution.

Cervical Cancer (C53), One-Year Relative Survival by Stage, Women (Aged 15-99 Years), Former Anglia Cancer Network, 2006-2010

Relative survival can be greater than 100% because it accounts for background mortality and means that people diagnosed have a better chance of surviving after diagnosis than the general population.

Five-year survival for cervical cancer shows a much more rapid decrease in survival between Stages I and IV. Five-year relative survival ranges from 96% at Stage I to 5% at Stage IV for patients diagnosed during 2002-2006 in the former Anglia Cancer Network.[1]

Cervical Cancer (C53), Five-Year Relative Survival by Stage, Women (Aged 15-99 Years), Former Anglia Cancer Network, 2002-2006

In this section, survival by stage is provided for the former Anglia Cancer Network in the east of England.[1]

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