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Uterine cancer statistics
New cases of uterine cancer, 2014-2016 average, UK
Deaths from uterine cancer, 2016, UK
Survive uterine cancer for 10 or more years, 2010-11, England and Wales
Uterine cancer cases are preventable, UK, 2015
- There are around 9,300 new uterine cancer cases in the UK every year, that's 26 every day (2014-2016).
- In females in the UK, uterine cancer is the 4th most common cancer, with around 9,500 new cases in 2016
- Uterine cancer accounts for 5% of all new cancer cases in females in the UK (2016).
- Uterine cancer accounts for 3% of all new cancer cases in females and males combined in the UK (2016).
- Incidence rates for uterine cancer in the UK are highest in females aged 75 to 79 (2014-2016).
- Since the early 1990s, uterine cancer incidence rates have increased by almost three-fifths (57%) in females in the UK.
- Over the last decade, uterine cancer incidence rates have increased by around a fifth (19%) in females in the UK.
- Around a fifth of uterine cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage in England (2014) and Northern Ireland (2010-2014).
- Most uterine cancers occur in the endometrium.
- Incidence rates for uterine cancer are projected to fall by 7% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 33 cases per 100,000 females by 2035.
- Uterine cancer incidence in England is not associated with deprivation.
- Uterine cancer is as common in White, Asian and Black females.
- An estimated 70,200 women who had previously been diagnosed with uterine cancer were alive in the UK at the end of 2010.
- There are around 2,200 uterine cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's around 6 every day (2014-2016).
- In females in the UK, uterine cancer is the 8th most common cause of cancer death, with around 2,400 deaths in 2016.
- Uterine cancer accounts for 3% of all cancer deaths in females in the UK (2016).
- Mortality rates for uterine cancer in the UK are highest in females aged 90+ (2014-2016).
- Since the early 1970s, uterine cancer mortality rates have remained stable in females in the UK.
- Over the last decade, uterine cancer mortality rates have increased by around a fifth (21%) in females in the UK.
- Mortality rates for uterine cancer are projected to rise by 19% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 9 deaths per 100,000 females by 2035.
- Uterine cancer deaths in England are more common in females living in the most deprived areas.
- Almost 7 in 10 (78%) women diagnosed with uterine cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for ten years or more (2010-11).
- Around 8 in 10 (79%) women diagnosed with uterine cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for five years or more (2010-11).
- 9 in 10 (90%) women diagnosed with uterine cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for one year or more (2010-11).
- Almost 9 in 10 women in England diagnosed with uterine cancer aged 15-39 survive their disease for five years or more, compared with less than 6 in 10 women diagnosed aged 80 and over (2009-2013).
- Uterine cancer survival is improving and has increased in the last 40 years in the UK.
- In the 1970s, almost 6 in 10 women diagnosed with uterine cancer survived their disease beyond ten years, now it's almost 8 in 10.
- When diagnosed at its earliest stage, 95% of women with uterine cancer will survive their disease for five years or more, compared with around 3 in 20 women when diagnosed at the latest stage.
- Five-year relative survival for uterine cancer in women is similar to the European average in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
- 1 in 36 UK females will be diagnosed with uterine cancer in their lifetime.
- 34% of uterine cancer cases in the UK are preventable.
- 'Two-week wait' is the most common route to diagnosing uterine cancer.
- GP referral is the route with the highest proportion of cases diagnosed at an early stage, for uterine cancer.
- 'Two-week wait’ standards are met by all countries, ‘31-day wait’ is met by all but Northern Ireland and Wales, and ’62-day wait’ is met by all but Wales, Northern Ireland and only partly by Scotland for gynaecological cancers.
- Around 8 in 10 uterine cancer patients receive major surgical resection as part of their cancer treatment.
- 21% of patients diagnosed with uterine cancer have radiotherapy as part of their primary cancer treatment.
- 16% of patients diagnosed with uterine cancer have chemotherapy as part of their primary cancer treatment.
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