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Prognosis of cervical cancer

In 2013, there were an estimated 248,920 women living with cervix uteri cancer in the United States.The earlier cervical cancer is caught, the better chance a person has of surviving five years after being diagnosed. 46.2% are diagnosed at the local stage and the 5-year survival for localized cervical cancer is 91.3%. The number of cervical cancer deaths is highest among women aged 45-54. Death rates have been falling on average 0.8% each year over 2004-2013. (17)

There is not a great difference in survival among the different types of adenocarcinomas (14). Small cell cancer with neuroendocrine differentiation is associated with poor prognosis.

Younger women have longer survival mainly due to early stage diagnosis. In stage I, the size of the tumor, depth of invasion, invasion of lymph vessels, and nodal metastasis are significant for survival. (9–10,12). Uterine invasion aggravate the prognosis (14), as does extensive lymph node metastasis including paraaortal lymph nodes. (12)



Five-year relative survival for patients with cervical cancer, in percent, according to stage and diagnosis period 1974–2013.

Source: Cancer Registry of Norway

All stages combined, survival in Norway is 78%.

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