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When considering uterine cancer, statistics can help provide a better understanding of the disease and its impact. From 1998-2002, the median age at diagnosis for uterine cancer was 63 years of age, and the median age at death for uterine cancer was 73 years of age. According to uterine cancer statistics, the 5-year survival rate for the disease for 1995-2001 was 84.4 percent. This article contains other statistics concerning uterine cancer, such as lifetime risk figures and prevalence percentages.

Uterine Cancer Statistics: 2006 Estimates

The American Cancer Society estimates that 41,200 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2006 and that 7,350 women will die as a result of the disease in that same period.
Most cases of uterine cancer occur in the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. This article uses the term "uterine cancer" to refer to this type of cancer, also known as endometrial cancer. This article does not discuss a rare type of uterine cancer that can occur in the muscles or other tissues that support the uterus. Click Uterine Sarcoma for more information on this topic.

Uterine Cancer Statistics: Diagnosis

From 1998-2002, the median age at diagnosis for uterine cancer was 63 years of age. The percentages of people diagnosed with uterine cancer based on age were:
  • 0.0 percent were diagnosed under age 20
  • 1.5 percent between 20 and 34
  • 6.5 percent between 35 and 44
  • 18.8 percent between 45 and 54
  • 26.4 percent between 55 and 64
  • 23.9 percent between 65 and 74
  • 17.8 percent between 75 and 84
  • 5.2 pecent 85+ years of age.
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