Uterine Cancer Survival Rate
The uterine cancer survival rate reflects the percentage of women with the disease who remain alive for a specific period of time after their diagnosis. Most statistics refer to 5-year survival rates. The survival rates discussed in this article are based on the relative survival rate, which measures survival of uterine cancer patients in comparison to the general population to estimate the effect of the cancer. For women with uterine cancer, the overall relative 5-year survival rate for 1995-2001 was 84.4 percent. A uterine cancer survival rate is based on large groups of people -- it cannot be used to predict what will happen to a particular patient.
The uterine cancer survival rates indicate the percentage of people with a certain type and stage of the disease who survive for a specific period of time after their diagnosis. In most cases, statistics refer to 5-year uterine cancer survival rates. The 5-year survival rates reflect the percentage of people who remain alive 5 years after a uterine cancer diagnosis, whether they have few or no signs or symptoms of the cancer, are free of disease, or are receiving treatment for uterine cancer. Uterine cancer survival rates are based on large groups of people; they cannot be used to predict what will happen to a particular patient. No two patients are exactly alike, and uterine cancer treatment and responses to treatment vary greatly.
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.