Carcinoma of the Endometrium

  • Rita Iovine Demopoulos


Endometrial carcinoma has been steadily increasing in incidence over the past few decades so that currently the incidence of endometrial adenocarcinoma is approximately the same as the occurrence of invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. The California Tumor Registry reported an incidence of 27.2 cases per 100,000 population in 1969 and 41.4 cases per 100,000 in 1973. This increase is in part caused by an increasing longevity of the female population. The age of the population at greatest risk for the development of endometrial carcinoma is 50 to 60 years, which is the immediate postmenopausal period. Only about 5% of cases occur in women under 40 years of age.


Endometrial Cancer Endometrial Carcinoma Clear Cell Carcinoma Myometrial Invasion Squamous Metaplasia 
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