Gynecologic and Other Cancer


Obie Editorial Team

Every six minutes, an American woman is diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, peritoneal, tubal, vaginal and vulvar cancers. In the United States in 2007, 80,976 women were told that they had a gynecologic cancer, and 27,739 died from a gynecologic cancer.

This page provides information andeducational materials for women to raise awareness about the five main gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar) as well as other cancers affecting women.

Endometrial cancer of the uterus, sometimes referred to as uterine cancer, is the most common cancer of the reproductive system, while ovarian is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women. This condition most frequently affects older women, with the incidence increasing significantly at the time of menopause.

Endometrial Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Breast Cancer

Colon Cancer

Cancer Incidence (thousands) by site, by WHO, 2044

Type of Cancer World The Americas Europe
Lung Cancer 1448 264 401
Stomach Cancer 933 89 182
Colon and rectum cancer 1080 217 409
Liver Cancer 632 38 67
Cervix 489 95 81
Breast 1100 310 326
Prostate 605 236 180
Lymphomas and muliple myeloma 479 102 113
Leukemia 375 68 86
Other Cancers 5187 874 1214