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Endometrial Carcinoma: Epidemiology and Risk Factors

  • Ritu Khatuja
  • Swati Rai
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Abstract

Endometrial cancer is one of the important cancers in women of developed countries, but its incidence in developing or underdeveloped countries is low. With the change in lifestyle and dietary habits, there is a change in trend of the disease in various countries. Most cases of endometrial cancers present at early stages and are generally associated with good prognosis; hence, mortality and morbidity are low. The commonest type of endometrial malignancy is endometrioid type (type I) which is predominantly estrogen dependent, and any condition leading to increase in estrogen whether endogenous or exogenous can lead to endometrial malignancy. In this chapter, we will be detailing the epidemiology of the disease as well as various risk factors that are causative for development of endometrial carcinoma.

Keywords

Endometrial carcinoma Epidemiology Risk factors Estrogen Progesterone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritu Khatuja
    • 1
  • Swati Rai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyANIIMSPort BlairIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyMaulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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