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Endometrial Cancer

LINDA S. COOK, NOEL S. WEISS, JENNIFER A. DOHERTY and CHU CHEN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0053
Endometrial Cancer

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Endometrial cancer is a relatively common gynecologic cancer and diagnosis generally occurs after abnormal uterine bleeding or spotting. The overall five-year relative survival following diagnosis is relatively high, varying from roughly 85% in the United States, to 73% in China, 66% in India, and 63% in Eastern Europe. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of endometrial cancer. Topics covered include patterns of incidence and mortality, hormonal risk factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords: endometrium; women; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  21147 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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