Cervical Cancer

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for cancer of the cervix in the United States are for 2012:

  • About 12,170 new cases of invasive cervical cancer
  • About 4,220 deaths from cervical cancer

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women.   Since 1955 the number of deaths from cervical cancer has gone down.  The main reason for this change is the use of screenings to find cervical cancer early.  When found and treated early, cervical cancer can often be cured.  Cervical cancer can sometimes even be prevented entirely by having regular PaP tests.  Finding abnormal cell changes early with a Pap test can be lifesaving.

2012 Cervical Cancer Quality Study