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What is the usual survival rate of people with uterus cancer?

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The overall survival rate for those diagnosed with uterine cancer is 82 percent, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. For those with localized cancer that has not spread beyond the uterus, the prognosis is even better, with a 5-year survival rate of 95 percent.

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Once uterine cancer spreads regionally, the 5-year survival rate plummets to around 68 percent, notes the ASCO. Once uterine cancer has spread to distant sites within the body, uterine cancer’s 5-year survival rate falls to just 18 percent. About 54,870 women are diagnosed with uterine cancer each year in the United States, as of 2015. It is the seventh most common cause of cancer death among women in the country, and the fourth most common cancer overall.

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