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 2013 are:
- About 49,560 new cases of cancer of the body of the uterus
- About 8,190 deaths from cancers of the uterine body
These numbers include both endometrial cancers and uterine sarcomas. About 2% 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, cancer of the endometrium is the most common cancer found in women’s reproductive organs. The chance of a woman having this cancer during her lifetime is about one in 38.
Last Medical Review: 08/01/2012
Last Revised: 01/21/2013