Written by Dr. D. Sunitha | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Mar 03, 2016

Incidence of Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. Endometrial cancer is most common after the reproductive years, between the ages of 60 and 70 years. It is fairly uncommon in younger women although about 5% of women below 40 years are diagnosed with endometrial cancer.


The cancer is most commonly diagnosed after menopause and the highest incidence is in the seventh decade of life.

It is estimated that every year, endometrial cancer develops in about 142,000 women worldwide, and approx. 42,000 women die from this cancer. There has been an increase in the incidence of these cancers since the mid 1970s, and this has been attributed to the more frequent use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Sixty percent of endometrial cancers are categorized as what are called ‘adenocarcinoma’.

Endometrial cancer is more common in white women in comparison to black women.

References:

  1. Lancet. 2005 Aug 6-12;366(9484):491-505. Endometrial cancer.Amant F, Moerman P, Neven P, Timmerman D, Van Limbergen E, Vergote I.
  2. Uterine Cancer Prognosis - (http://cancer.emedtv.com/uterine-cancer/uterine-cancer-prognosis-p2.html)

Comments

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I am happy to say that I am offically Cancer free as of November 26th 2008...and I urge women who have symptoms of abnormal bleeding to get themselves checked not just a regular check up but an extensive one.. Let's keep up the faith in ourselves and keep on moving.

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