Key Statistics for Endometrial Cancer

How common is endometrial cancer?

In the United States, cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. The American Cancer Society estimates for cancer of the uterus in the United States for 2022 are:

  • About 65,950 new cases of cancer of the body of the uterus (uterine body or corpus) will be diagnosed.
  • About 12,550 women will die from cancers of the uterine body.

These estimates include both endometrial cancers and uterine sarcomas. Up to 10% of uterine body cancers are sarcomas, so the actual numbers for endometrial cancer cases and deaths are slightly lower than these estimates.

Lifetime chance of getting endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer affects mainly post-menopausal women. The average age of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer is 60. It's uncommon in women under the age of 45.

This cancer is more common in Black women than white women, and Black women are more likely to die from it.

There are more than 600,000 survivors of endometrial cancer in the US today.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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American Cancer Society. Facts & Figures 2022. American Cancer Society. Atlanta, Ga. 2022.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African American/Black People 2022-2024.

Giaquinto AN, Miller KD, Tossas KY, Winn RA, Jemal A, Siegel RL. Cancer statistics for African American/Black People 2022 [published online ahead of print, 2022 Feb 10]. CA Cancer J Clin. 2022;10.3322/caac.21718.

Last Revised: February 14, 2022

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