Does Age Matter in Cervical Cancer?

Q:

I’m wondering at what age women often get cervical cancer. Dose age matter in cervical cancer?

A:

Though many young women are found have cervical cancer, the majority of cases occur in women at about 50. Cervical cancer is a deadly disease, so it is important to prevent it in advance. It can take years to develop, so it is easily caught early with a Pap or HPV test. It is important for women, both young and old, to continue to have the test.

The peak age of having cervical cancer is 47 years old. Around 47 percent of patients with invasive cervical cancer are younger than 35 years old when they are diagnosed. Women over the age of 65 account for 10 percent of patients with the cancer. The incidence is very low at age less than 25.

 

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