Cancers are characterized by growth and spread of abnormal cells. If uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells starts in a woman’s reproductive organs such as the cervix or the ovaries, it is called gynecological cancer. Several factors are responsible for occurrence of gynecological cancer. Cancer-originating genes, also called oncogenes, are primarily responsible for abnormal growth of cells. Infertility, obesity, mutations, smoking, environmental influences, and early onset of menstruation are some of the factors causing gynecological cancers. Gynecological cancers are also caused by viruses such as human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer and vulvar cancer. Several women do not manifest symptoms in the initial stages of cancer. However, in the later stages, vaginal discharge, pain, and bleeding during intercourse are observed. There are several methods to treat gynecological cancers and the treatment depends on the type of cancer and how far it has spread. Regular screening and self-examination can be helpful for early detection of cancer.
Based on type of cancer, the global gynecological cancers market can be segmented into uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. The uterine cancer segment is likely to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period, due to growing prevalence of obesity. Obese women have high levels of estrogen as compare to progesterone, which increases the risk of developing uterine cancer. In terms of treatment, the gynecological cancers market can be segregated into surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and others. The surgery segment is expected to expand at a significant pace from 2017 to 2025, as surgery is the immediate invasive procedure that involves removal of the damaged cells or tissues from the effected organ. Increasing incidence of cancer, especially uterine cancer and ovarian cancer, across the world is a primary factor driving the global gynecological cancers market. Growing number of smokers and rising prevalence of obesity have led to high incidence of different gynecological cancers. Moreover, initiatives by various governments to raise awareness about cancer is promoting the growth of the global gynecological cancers market. However, patent expiry of certain drugs, longer recovery process, low level or lack of reimbursements in developing countries are factors restraining the market in these countries.
In terms of region, the global gynecological cancers market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominates the global market. It is projected to hold a significant share of the global market between 2017 and 2025, due to increase in the prevalence of gynecological cancers in the region. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, a total of 52,630 new cases of uterine cancer were reported and, in 2015, the number of patients increased to 54,870. In Europe, lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and hormone replacement therapy have led to increasing prevalence of uterine cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, about 37% of uterine cancers are caused by obesity. This propels the market for gynecological cancers in Europe. Growth of the health care sector, increasing awareness among people about gynecological cancers and their effects, and rise in geriatric population are key factors boosting the market for gynecological cancers in Asia Pacific. Advancements in diagnostic techniques, increasing per capita income, improving quality of life, and growing incidence of cervical cancer in Africa are likely to augment the market for gynecological cancers in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period.
Major players operating in the global gynecological cancers market are Becton Dickinson and Co., Bristol Myers Squibb Co., Merck & Co., Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Eli Lilly and Co., and F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd.
The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.
The study is a source of reliable data on:
- Market segments and sub-segments
- Market trends and dynamics
- Supply and demand
- Market size
- Current trends/opportunities/challenges
- Competitive landscape
- Technological breakthroughs
- Value chain and stakeholder analysis
The regional analysis covers:
- North America (U.S. and Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
- Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
- Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)
The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.
A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.
Highlights of the report:
- A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
- Important changes in market dynamics
- Market segmentation up to the second or third level
- Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
- Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
- Market shares and strategies of key players
- Emerging niche segments and regional markets
- An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
- Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market
Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.