At Roswell Park our multidisciplinary cervical cancer team includes some of the nation’s leading physicians, surgeons, and radiologists. Whether you are newly diagnosed, considering treatment options or seeking a second opinion, we work to establish a foundation of support you can depend on.
- The American Cancer Society's estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2018 are:
- About 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
- About 4,170 women will die from cervical cancer.
- Cervical pre-cancers are diagnosed far more often than invasive cervical cancer.
The cervical cancer death rate dropped significantly with the increased use of the Pap test.
- This screening procedure can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − when it's small and easier to cure.
- Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife and is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44. It rarely develops in women younger than 20.
- Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age. More than 15% of cases of cervical cancer are found in women over 65.
- However, these cancers rarely occur in women who have been getting regular tests to screen for cervical cancer before they were 65.