Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Staging of Endometrial Cancer


Endometrial cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide and the fourth common cancer in women in developed countries [1]. The incidence of uterine cancer based on the US national database Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results was 24.6/100,000 women [2]. The incidence of endometrial cancer though low in India as compared to developed countries is rising steadily possibly due to changes in lifestyle and urbanization [3, 4]. The age-adjusted rates (AARs) for uterine cancer is high in urban areas with Bangalore topping the list with 6.2/100,000 women. Thiruvananthapuram has an AAR of 5.7/100,000 followed by Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai with AARs ranging from 4.1 to 4.4/100,000 women. The lowest incidences were noted from northeastern states and also from rural Ahmedabad and Maharashtra—AARs <1/100,000 [5].


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  1. 1.Department of Gynecological OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita VishwavidyapeethamKochiIndia

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