Cervical Incidence & Mortality

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The most common cervical disease is squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for 80% of cases. Adenocarcinoma is less common and more difficult to diagnose because it starts higher in the cervix.

Incidence and mortality

There were 771 new cases of cervical disease diagnosed in Australia in 2009. The risk of a woman being diagnosed by age 85 is 1 in 162.

In 2007, there were 208 deaths caused by cervical disease in Australia. Cervical disease death rates in Australia have halved since the National Cervical Screening Program began in 1991.

Source: Cervical Disease

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