Incidence of 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.
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- Uterine Cancer Prognosis - (http://cancer.emedtv.com/uterine-cancer/uterine-cancer-prognosis-p2.html)