Here are some statistics to help you put cervical cancer into perspective:
- Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women worldwide.
- Each year, more than 604,000 women worldwide develop cervical cancer and about 342,000 women die from the disease. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries.
- The American Cancer Society’s estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2022 are: About 14,100 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and about 4,280 women will die from cervical cancer.
- In the United States, American Indian/Alaska Native women are most likely to get cervical cancer, followed by Hispanic and African-American women.
- In 2015-2019, African-American women were more likely to die of cervical cancer than any other group, followed by American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, white, and then Asian/Pacific Islander.
- Most cases of cervical cancer are found in women younger than 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20.
- More than 20% of cases of cervical cancer are found in women over 65.
- Cervical cancer is almost always preventable through routine screenings. Please check with your healthcare provider to stay up-to-date on the current guidelines.
American Cancer Society