Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer Overview

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How many women get endometrial cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for uterus cancer (both endometrial cancer and uterine sarcomas) in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 54,870 new cases of cancer of the uterine body
  • About 10,170 deaths from cancers of the uterine body

These numbers include both endometrial cancers and uterine sarcomas. Up to 8% of uterine body cancers are sarcomas, so the actual numbers for endometrial cancer cases and deaths are slightly lower than the numbers above.

In this country, uterine cancer (such as cancer of the endometrium) is the most common cancer found in women’s reproductive organs. In the US, about 1 woman in 37 will get uterine cancer.


Last Medical Review: 02/09/2015
Last Revised: 03/25/2015