Improving womb cancer treatment is managing to save more lives than ever, despite the number of incidences of the disease.
According to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK, since the late 1990s, the death rate of sufferers has risen to 3.1 to 3.7 per 100,000 population, yet during that time medical advancements have continued to improve.
"Hugely troubling that more women are dying from womb cancer, but we shouldn't let this cloud the fact that the chances of surviving the disease are still better than ever," said the group's gynaecological cancer expert Professor Jonathon Ledermann.
The five-year survival rate for womb cancer patients now stands at 77 per cent, the highest it has ever been. The charity believes that the increase in the death rate is solely down to the rise in the number of cases.
Sara Hoim, director of information at Cancer Research UK, stated that it is vital women receive support to help them reduce their risk.