Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chance of getting cancer or being cured of it. But statistics only show what happens to large groups of people. Because no two women are like, you cannot use statistics to predict what might happen to you.
These U.S. statistics are from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2012.
This year about 47,130 women will be told they have uterine cancer. Most of these cases are endometrial cancer.
About 8,010 women will die of cancer of the uterus this year.
The incidence rates of endometrial cancer have been stable in white women, but have been increasing in African-American women by 1.9 percent per year. The reasons for this are not well understood.
Most endometrial cancer (68 percent) is diagnosed at an early stage because of postmenopausal bleeding. Women are encouraged to report any unexpected bleeding or spotting to their doctors as soon as possible.
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