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What is the death rate of cervical cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 12,900 cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States and about 4,100 women die from the disease.

The death rate from cervical cancer in African-American women is nearly double that of Caucasian women. Additionally, Hispanic women develop this cancer nearly twice as often as non-Hispanic Caucasian women. The highest rate of cervical cancer is in underdeveloped countries.

Both incidence and deaths from cervical cancer have declined markedly over the last several decades, due to more frequent detection and subsequent treatment of pre-invasive and cancerous lesions of the cervix from increased Pap screening.

The five-year survival rate for early invasive cancer of the cervix is 93 percent. The survival rate falls steadily as the cancer spreads to other areas.

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