Uterine cancer survival statistics

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Survival

Survive uterine cancer for 10 or more years, 2013-17, England and Wales

Age

Age that uterine cancer survival is highest, 2009-2013, England

 

Improvement

Uterine cancer survival in the UK has increased in the last 40 years

 

89.5% of females survive uterine cancer for at least one year, this falls to 75.6% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with uterine cancer during 2013-2017 in England.[1]

Uterine Cancer Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England, 2013-2017

The bar chart shows one- and five-year net survival and predicted ten-year net survival, with 95% confidence intervals. Open a glossary item
 

Uterine cancer survival continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 71.6% of females are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with uterine cancer during 2013-2017 in England.[1]

References

  1. Office for National Statistics, Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis for England, 2019.

About this data

Data is for England, 2013 - 2017, ICD-10 C67.

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and the survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics.

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Five-year survival for uterine cancer generally decreases with increasing age. Five-year net survival ranges from 87% in 15-39 year-olds to 57% in 80-99 year-olds for patients diagnosed with uterine cancer in England during 2009-2013.[1]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), Five-Year Net Survival by Age, Women, England, 2009-2013

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As with most cancers, survival for uterine cancer is improving. One-year age-standardised Open a glossary item net survival has increased from 75% during 1971-1972 to 90% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference Open a glossary item of 15 percentage points.[1]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), 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 uterine cancer has increased from 59% during 1971-1972 to a predicted survival of 79% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference of 20 percentage points.[1]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), 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 uterine cancer has increased from 55% during 1971-1972 to a predicted survival of 78% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales - an absolute survival difference of 22 percentage points.[1] Overall, more than three-quarters of women diagnosed with uterine cancer today are predicted to survive their disease for at least ten years.

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), 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. Data were provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on request, 2014.

About this data

Data is for: England and Wales, 1971-2011, ICD-10 C54-C55

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Survival for uterine cancer is strongly related to stage of the disease at diagnosis.

One-year net survival by stage

One-year net survival for uterine cancer is highest for patients diagnosed at Stage 1, and lowest for those diagnosed at Stage 4, as 2013-2017 data for England show.[1] 99% of patients diagnosed at Stage 1 survived their disease for at least one year, compared to 46% of patients diagnosed at Stage 4.[1]

One year net survival for unknown or missing stage is 75%, while one year survival for unstageable cancer is 39%. Lack of staging information may in some cases reflect advanced stage at diagnosis as very unwell patients may not undergo staging tests if the invasiveness of the testing outweighs the potential benefit of obtaining stage information. Incomplete staging assessment may also be associated with socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the patient [2]. Stage completeness for uterine cancer was 92% in 2013-2017 [1].

Uterine cancer one-year net survival by stage, with incidence by stage (all data: adults diagnosed 2013-2017, followed up to 2018)

Five-year net survival by stage 

Five-year net survival for uterine cancer shows a large difference in survival between Stages 1 and 4. In these females, five-year net survival ranges from 92% at Stage 1 to 15% at Stage 4 for those diagnosed during 2013-2017 in England.[1]

Uterine cancer five-year net survival by stage, with incidence by stage (all data: adults diagnosed 2013-2017, followed up to 2018)

References

  1. Office for National Statistics, Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis for England, 2019.
  2. Girolamo, C. et al, Characteristics of patients with missing information on stage: a population-based study of patients diagnosed with a colon, lung or breast cancer in England in 2013, BMC Cancer (2018) 18:492

About this data

Data is for: England, 2013 - 2017, ICD-10 C54-C55.

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival but the survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics.

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For women diagnosed in 1996-1999 there is a significant gap in five-year survival between the most deprived and least deprived women of 4.5%.[1] Regional differences in survival rates reflect this deprivation gradient. Wales had the lowest relative one and five-year survival rates for women diagnosed in 1986-90, while the South and West regions in England had the highest rates.[2]

References

  1. Coleman MP, Rachet B, Woods LM, et al. Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival in England and Wales up to 2001. BJC 2004;90(7):1367-73. 
  2. Coleman MP, Babb P, Damiecki P, et al. Cancer Survival Trends in England and Wales, 1971-1995: Deprivation and NHS Region. Series SMPS No 61. London: ONS; 1999.

About this data

See source for ICD codes and other data specifics.

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Five-year relative survival for uterine cancer in women in England (76%) is similar to the average for Europe (76%). Wales (74%), Scotland (77%) and Northern Ireland (74%) are also similar to the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in women ranges from 70% (Bulgaria) to 85% (Sweden).[1

Uterine Cancer (C54), Age-Standardised Five-Year Relative Survival, Females (Aged 15+), European Countries, 2000-2007

Data consists of both observed and predicted 5-year relative survival. Where sufficient follow-up was not available for recently diagnosed patients the period approach was used to predict 5-year cohort survival.

Possible explanations for persistent international differences in survival include differences in cancer biology, use of diagnostic tests and screening, stage at diagnosis, access to high-quality care, and data collection practices.[1]

References

  1. De Angelis R, Sant M, Coleman MP, et al. Cancer survival in Europe 1999-2007 by country and age: results of EUROCARE-5 – a population-based study. Lancet Oncol 2014;15:23-34

About this data

Data is for: 29 European countries, patients diagnosed in 2000-2007 and followed up to 2008, uterine cancer (C54).

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