Every six minutes, an American woman is diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, peritoneal, tubal, vaginal and vulvar cancers. In the United States in 2007, 80,976 women were told that they had a gynecologic cancer, and 27,739 died from a gynecologic cancer.
This page provides information andeducational materials for women to raise awareness about the five main gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar) as well as other cancers affecting women.
Endometrial cancer of the uterus, sometimes referred to as uterine cancer, is the most common cancer of the reproductive system, while ovarian is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women. This condition most frequently affects older women, with the incidence increasing significantly at the time of menopause.
Cancer Incidence (thousands) by site, by WHO, 2044
|Type of Cancer||World||The Americas||Europe|
|Colon and rectum cancer||1080||217||409|
|Lymphomas and muliple myeloma||479||102||113|