BACKGROUND: An investigation of trends of incidence and net survival (NS) for endometrial cancer in Sweden.
METHODS: Morphologically verified endometrial carcinoma diagnosed 1960 to 2014 were collected from the nation-wide Swedish Cancer Registry. Endometrial cancer patients were assessed with regards to time trends for incidence and 54,825 cases remained for survival analyses. Cases diagnosed 1995 to 2014 were categorized according to detailed morphology and from 2005 to 2014 FIGO stage was also categorized.
RESULTS: There was a trend of increasing incidence of endometrial carcinoma for women above 55 years of age. NS was improved at 5- and 10-year follow-up. The 5-year net survival in 2010-2014 was 86%. The most prominent improvement in NS was found in the elderly women above 75 years of age.
CONCLUSIONS: This study observed increased incidence of endometrial cancer in Sweden from 1960 to 2014. The progress in diagnostics and treatment, seem to have improved the net survival, especially in elderly women.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Cancer and Oncology
- Endometrial Neoplasms/pathology