Endometrial cancer is the 6th most common cancer in women worldwide.
Endometrial (also known as womb or corpus uteri) cancer is the 6th most commonly occurring cancer in women and the 15th most common cancer overall. There were more than 417,000 new cases of endometrial cancer in 2020.
The 10 countries with the highest rates of endometrial cancer and the highest number of deaths from endometrial cancer in 2020 are shown in the tables below.
ASR = age-standardised rates. These are a summary measure of the rate of disease that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardisation is necessary when comparing populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of dying from cancer.
This table shows global endometrial cancer incidence in women in 2020. Poland had the highest rate of endometrial cancer in women in 2020, followed by Lithuania.
|10||Trinidad and Tobago||225||20.5|
This table shows global endometrial cancer mortality in women in 2020. Bahamas had the highest rate of endometrial cancer mortality in 2020, followed by Jamaica.
|3||Trinidad and Tobago||80||6.9|
There is evidence that the following are associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer: not bearing children, a late natural menopause (after the age of 55), oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy, Tamoxifen – a hormonal therapy used for breast cancer, and a family history of endometrial or colorectal cancer.
There is also strong evidence that:
There is some evidence that:
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The data on this page comes from the Global Cancer Observatory, owned by the World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer, and is used with permission. The cancer incidence figures and ASRs were compiled using the data available here (last accessed 23 March 2022). For queries about our cancer statistics please email the Research Interpretation team: firstname.lastname@example.org.