Uterine Cancer Epidemiology in the U.S.

Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. Uterine cancer rates are highest among black women and are increasing among all women, especially black women.1 Endometrial cancer is a type of uterine cancer.

Note: The content in this module primarily refers to endometrial cancer, but we use the broader term “uterine cancer” throughout for consistency’s sake.

  • 53,028 new cases of uterine cancer were diagnosed in 2014 (rate = 26.5 per 100,000 women).2
  • 9,727 deaths from uterine cancer in 2014 (rate = 4.7 per 100,000 women).2
  • The five-year endometrial cancer survival rate for women diagnosed between 2007 and 2013 is 81.3%.3


1Kohler BA, Sherman RL, Howlader N, Jemal A, Ryerson AB, Henry KA, Boscoe FP, Cronin KA, Lake A, Noone AM, Henley SJ, Eheman CR, Anderson RN, Penberthy L. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2011, featuring incidence of breast cancer subtypes by race/ethnicity, poverty, and state. external iconJournal of the National Cancer Institute 2015;107(6):djv048.

2U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2014 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2017.

3Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bishop K, Kosary CL, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2014, SEER Stat Fact Sheet: Endometrial Cancer.external icon National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, based on November 2016 SEER data submission posted to the SEER Web site in April 2017.