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Cervical Cancer Epidemiology in the U.S.

  • 12,578 new cases were diagnosed in 2014 (rate = 7.5 per 100,000 women).1
  • 4,115 deaths in 2014 (rate = 2.3 per 100,000 women).1
  • Decline in cases and deaths in past 40 years correlated with Pap testing and detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancerous lesions.
  • Treatment costs top $2 billion per year.
  • The majority of cancers (50% to 64%) occur in women who were rarely or never screened.


1 U.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.