Natural history, incidence, and mortality
In the United States in 2011, it is estimated that 12,710 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and that 4,290 women will die of the disease. These rates have been improving steadily. Mortality rates declined from 1975 to 2003, but have remained stable since 2003. This improvement has been attributed largely to screening with the Papanicolaou (Pap) test.
Invasive squamous carcinoma of the cervix results from...