Cervical cancer prognosis varies depending on the stage or size of the tumor. The extension of the cancer cells in other organs also plays a major role. Unlike many types of cancer, prognosis of cervical cancer is not so alarming when detected early; the five year survival rate of a noninvasive cervical cancer is almost 100%. However, the five year survival rate of a cervical cancer that spread to other distant organs is less than 10 %. The five-year survival rate for cervical cancers at all stages combined is about 70%, which is good news comparably to most types of cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the overall 5-year relative survival rate for 1999-2005 from 17 SEER geographic areas was 70.6%. Five-year relative survival rates by race were:
- 72.0% for white women;
- 61.4% for black women.