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Diseases » Cervical Cancer » Summary
 

What is Cervical Cancer?

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a common cancer of the female reproductive system, specifically the cervix of the uterus. Cervical ...more »

  • Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is malignant cancer of the cervix uteri or cervical area.
  • Cervical Cancer: Primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the cervix. --2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Cervical Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cervical Cancer, or a subtype of Cervical Cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Cervical Cancer: Introduction

Types of Cervical Cancer:

Types of Cervical Cancer:

  • ASCUS: atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
  • LSIL: low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
  • HSIL: high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
  • more types...»

Broader types of Cervical Cancer:

How many people get Cervical Cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Cervical Cancer: 13,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
Incidence Rate of Cervical Cancer: approx 1 in 20,923 or 0.00% or 13,000 people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Cervical Cancer: 1 in 117 lifetime risk for women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Prevalance of Cervical Cancer: The American Cancer Society estimated that about 12,800 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2000. (Source: excerpt from HPV: DSTD)
Incidence of Cervical Cancer: An estimated 13,700 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 1998. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Who gets Cervical Cancer?

Gender Profile for Cervical Cancer: Women only.

Racial Information for Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer incidence rates among Vietnamese women are nearly 5-times those of white women yet we are not sure why. (Source: excerpt from Asian & Pacific Islander Women's Health: NWHIC)

How serious is Cervical Cancer?

Prognosis of Cervical Cancer: It depends on the stage of the cancer
Complications of Cervical Cancer: see complications of Cervical Cancer
Survival rate for Cervical Cancer: 47% survival rate for cervical cancer in the UK 2001 (National Statistics – UK Government Census, 2001)
Average life years lost for Cervical Cancer: 25.3 years (SEER)1
Deaths for Cervical Cancer: approximately 4,600 women will die in 2001 (DSTD)

What causes Cervical Cancer?

Causes of Cervical Cancer: see causes of Cervical Cancer
Cause of Cervical Cancer: Human papilloma virus
Risk factors for Cervical Cancer: see risk factors for Cervical Cancer

What are the symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer: see symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Complications of Cervical Cancer: see complications of Cervical Cancer

Can anyone else get Cervical Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cervical Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cervical Cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Cervical Cancer: see treatments for Cervical Cancer
Alternative treatments for Cervical Cancer: see alternative treatments for Cervical Cancer
Prevention of Cervical Cancer: see prevention of Cervical Cancer
Research for Cervical Cancer: see research for Cervical Cancer

Society issues for Cervical Cancer

Costs of Cervical Cancer: approximately $737 million
Costs of Cervical Cancer: Total costs associated with HPV-related cervical cancer totalled approximately $737 million in the United States in 1994. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Cost statistics for Cervical Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Cervical Cancer:

  • $88.2 million spent on cervical screening in Australia 2000-01(Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more statistics...»


Hospitalization statistics for Cervical Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Cervical Cancer:
  • 0.064% (8,213) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Cervical Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Cervical Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Cervical Cancer

Main name of condition: Cervical Cancer

Class of Condition for Cervical Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Cervical Cancer:

Cervix cancer, Cervical tumor, Cervix tumor, Uterine Cervix Cancer

Uterine cervix carcinoma Source - Diseases Database

Cervical Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cervical Cancer:



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 

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