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Obesity and Endometrial Cancer: Increase in Frequency over a Period of 44 Years
Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020, Pages: 161-165
Received: Oct. 7, 2020; Accepted: Oct. 19, 2020; Published: Oct. 30, 2020
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Alfonso Torres Lobaton, Oncology Unit, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Rosalva Barra Martinez, Oncology Unit, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Elisa Paola Jimenez Arroyo, Oncology Unit, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Juan Carlos Oliva Posada, Oncology Unit, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Carla America Suarez Juarez, Diamond Tower, Metropolitan Angel’s Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico
Fred Morgan Ortiz, Research Center in Health Sciences, Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico City, Mexico
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To draw attention to the increase in the frequency of endometrial cancer (CE) in recent decades and its association with overweight and obesity in a highly specialized institution. Retrospective study of patients with EC treated in the Oncology Service (OS) General Hospital of Mexico (GHM), in the years 2000 to 2017, obtaining information related to some risk factors and their classification. The data were compared with a previous study from the years 1966-1993. Of the record of 1,045 EC treated during the studied time of 44 years, 785 corresponded to the period 2000-2017 and 260 to the previous report, which meant an increase of 200% for this disease. Of gynecological cancers, the EC figures increased from 17.9% in 2010-2011 to 29.4% in 2016-2017 (p=0.0001). Overweight and obesity were in 572/785 (72.8%) of the current series vs. 120/260 (46.1%) of the previous series (p<0.05). An increase of 19% to 28% was found in women younger than 48 years when comparing the periods 2000 - 2009 vs. 2010-2017 (p=0.011); 119/389 classified as stage I, (30.5%) had risk factors for tumor recurrence and 378/898 (42.0%) had advanced malignancies. An increase in CE reported in this series and its association with overweight and obesity, may highlight the public health problem that this association represents in our country.
Obesity, Endometrial, Cancer, Increase, Frequency
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Alfonso Torres Lobaton, Rosalva Barra Martinez, Elisa Paola Jimenez Arroyo, Juan Carlos Oliva Posada, Carla America Suarez Juarez, Fred Morgan Ortiz, Obesity and Endometrial Cancer: Increase in Frequency over a Period of 44 Years, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2020, pp. 161-165. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20200806.12
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