Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chance of getting cancer and to understand their treatment options and chances of treatment success. But statistics only show what happens to large groups of people. Because no two women are alike, you cannot s alway use statistics to predict what might happen to you. It is very important that your particular findings be put into context by an expert. Gynecologic oncologists are subspecialists with advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance of female cancers including endometrial cancer.
These U.S. statistics are from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2014:
This year about 52,630 women will be told they have uterine cancer. Most of these cases are endometrial cancer.
About 8,590 women will die of cancer of the uterus this year.
The incidence rates of endometrial cancer are higher in white women, but African-American women have a higher risk of dying from it.
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 health care providers as soon as possible.