According to the American Cancer Society, the following estimates for cervical cancer apply for 2015 in the United States:
The diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer will be given to 12,900 new patients.
Cervical cancer will kill another 4,100 women.
The diagnosis of pre-cancer cells in the cervix is more prevalent than that of invasive cervical cancer.
Previously, as per the statistics of cervical cancer, the most common reason an American woman died from cancer was cervical cancer. That death rate has been slashed by more than half over the past 30 years, and this can be attributed to the fact that Pap tests have increased during that period. This screening makes it possible to detect cervical cancer at an earlier stage when it is still curable.
Middle-aged women are most at risk of getting cervical cancer, and it is usually detected before a woman reaches 50 years of age. Rarely do women develop this kind of cancer prior to 20. Women are still at risk of getting cervical cancer as they grow in age. Women over 65 account for 15% of the cases of cervical cancer. That risk is greatly decreased for those women who get regular screening for cervical cancer before reaching 65. for more information concerning tests used when screening for cervical cancer, see our document “Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection” and our section “Can cervical cancer be prevented?”
Women who are most at risk of getting cervical cancer in the United States are Hispanic women, followed by African-Americans, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. As per the cervical cancer statistics, those at the least risk are native Alaskans and Native American Indians.